Virtual School Meanderings

December 22, 2013

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with nothing from the ProQuest Alert for virtual school or cyber school – and there hasn’t been any items from ProQuest since the first or second week that I began this feature.


Moving on, I did not receive an EBSCO alerts for K-12 online learning.  And there were no relevant items in the EBSCO alert for virtual school.

Finally, the EBSCO alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Virtually Forgotten: Special Education Students in Cyber Schools.
AU- Carnahan, Chris1
AU- Fulton, Lacey1
JN- TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning
PD- Jul2013, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p46-52
PG- 7p
DT- 20130701
PT- Article
AB- The area of online K-12 education is experiencing rapid growth, yet practice has greatly surpassed the research. This article looks to add to the field by examining special education students enrolled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There were over 2600 students in the state that were identified as special education students and enrolled in virtual schools in 2009 according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The population of special education students in cyber school mirrors the population of special education students in brick and mortar classrooms, thus it is important to understand the characteristics associated with special needs learners as current research and practices are not designed to serve this population. Understanding the characteristics of this group is fundamental for instructional design and educational practice to serve the needs of these diverse learners. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
AD- 1Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
IS- 87563894
DI- 10.1007/s11528-013-0677-6
AN- 92889345

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