Virtual School Meanderings

August 2, 2016

7 Day Groove Challenge – Links Entry: Online Teaching Research

As I mentioned yesterday, Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger has issued a 7 Days to Getting Your Blogging Groove Back challenge.  I told my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom students that I would do my best to participate in this challenge fully – as a way to model different things you can do to ensure that you have a consistent stream of original blog entries.

So Darren has posted the first task, Challenge: Create a List Post.


One of the topics that I am often asked about is what research is available that focuses specifically on K-12 online teaching (or as I classify as the delivery of K-12 online learning).  While there is a growing body of literature, it is still sparse (not all items have active links).

Borup, J. (2016). Teacher Perceptions of Learner-Learner Engagement at a Cyber High School. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(3). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2361/3694

Borup, J., Graham, C. R., & Drysdale, J. S. (2014). The nature of teacher engagement at an online high school. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(5), 793-806.

Borup, J., Graham, C. R., & Velasquez, A. (2013). Technology-mediated caring: Building relationships between students and instructors in online K-12 learning environments. Advances on Teaching, 18, 183-202.

Brown, J., Sheppard, B., & Stevens, K. (2000). Effective schooling in a telelearning environment. St. John’s, NL: Centre for TeleLearning and Rural Education. Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20041027051254/http://www.tellearn.mun.ca/es_report/index.html

DiPietro, M. (2010). Virtual school pedagogy: The instructional practices of K-12 virtual school teachers. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 42(3), 327–354.

DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R. E., Black, E. W., & Preston, M. (2008). Best practices in teaching K-12 online: Lessons learned from Michigan Virtual School teachers. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(1). Retrieved from http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/getfile.cfm?volID=7&IssueID=22&ArticleID=113

Drysdale, J. S., Graham, C. R., & Borup, J. (2014). An Online High School” Shepherding” Program: Teacher Roles and Experiences Mentoring Online Students. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 22(1), 9-32.

Ferdig, R. E., Cavanaugh, C., DiPietro, M., Black, E. W., & Dawson, K. (2009) Virtual schooling standards and best practices for teacher education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 479-503.

Murphy, E. (2010). Online synchronous communication in the second-language classroom. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 35(3). Retrieved from http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/539

Murphy, E., & Coffin, G. (2003). Synchronous communication in a web-based senior high school course: Maximizing affordances and minimizing constraints of the tool. American Journal of Distance Education, 17(4), 235-246.

Murphy, E., & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009a). Learner-centredness in high-school distance learning: Teachers’perspectives and research-validated principles. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(5), 597-610. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/murphy.html

Murphy, E., & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009b). Teachers’ perspectives on motivation in high-school distance education. Journal of Distance Education, 23(3), 1-24. Retrieved from http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/602

Murphy, E., & Rodríguez-Manzanares, M. (2009c). Sage without a stage: A cultural historical activity theory perspective on e-teaching in web-based, high-school classrooms. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(3). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/579/1300

Murphy, E., Rodriguez-Manzanares, M., & Barbour, M. K. (2011). Asynchronous and synchronous online teaching: Perspectives of Canadian high school distance education teachers. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(4), 583–591.

Nippard, E., & Murphy, E. (2007). Social presence in the web-based synchronous secondary classroom. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 33(1). Retrieved from http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol33.1/nippard.html

Rice, K. (2011). Making the move to K-12 online teaching: Research-based strategies and practices. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Smith, R. D. (2009). Virtual voices: Online teachers’ perceptions of online teaching standards. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 547-571.

Zucker, A., & Kozma, R. (2003). The Virtual High School: Teaching generation V. New York:Teachers College Press.

Another others that are specifically focused on teaching that I’ve missed that you’d like to add?

2 Comments »

  1. Really good list there to go through Michael

    Comment by Stephen Dunne — August 2, 2016 @ 11:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Stephen! I suspect that there are 2015 and 2016 pieces that I have probably overlooked, but I think I hit most of the items based on Darren’s daily call.

      Comment by Michael Barbour — August 3, 2016 @ 7:04 am | Reply


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