Virtual School Meanderings

July 31, 2016

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual school, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, and there were no relevant items in that one either.

Finally, the alert for K-12 online learning.

1. TI- Teacher Perceptions of Parent Engagement at a Cyber High School.
AU- Borup, Jered1
JN- Journal of Research on Technology in Education (Routledge)
PD- Apr2016, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p67-83
PG- 17p
DT- 20160401
PT- Article
AB- A growing number of adolescents are taking all or most of their courses online. This places a greater responsibility on parents to support and facilitate their students’ learning. This case study used teacher surveys and interviews to better understand how teachers perceived and supported parents’ attempts to support their online students at a single online charter school. The results indicated that teachers observed multiple ways in which parents supported their students by (a) organizing and managing students’ schedules, (b) nurturing relationships and interactions, (c) monitoring and motivating student engagement, and (d) instructing students when necessary. However, teachers believed that parents could act as obstacles to their students’ learning by being overly engaged in certain types of learning activities. Additional research is needed that examines parent engagement in a variety of online learning environments. Research that identifies best practices could also be especially valuable to online teachers and administrators wishing to improve the quantity and quality of parental engagement in their programs.
AB- Copyright of Journal of Research on Technology in Education (Routledge) is the property of Routledge 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.)
DE- TEACHERS — Psychology
DE- PARENT participation in education
DE- SECONDARY education
DE- DISTANCE education
KW- cyber school
KW- K–12 online learning
KW- parent engagement
KW- parent involvement
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
AD- 1George Mason University
IS- 15391523
DI- 10.1080/15391523.2016.1146560
AN- 113744883

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