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February 20, 2017

Journal of Special Education Technology – Special Issue: Emerging Practices in K-12 Online Learning: Implications for Students with Disabilities

Note that this is special issue was guest edited, and all of the article authors, came from a single university-based center.  As I have suggested in other networks, the whole point of submitting to journals is to increase the rigor and impact (in an academic impact sense) by having others referee or review it. If all you are doing is getting direct co-workers and like-minded collaborators to comment on it, it is just as well to self-publish.

Anyway…  Here is the table of contents for this special issue.  As all of these articles appear to be open access, throughout the week I’ll post these a couple each day.

Journal of Special Education Technology

Table of Contents

Volume 31, Issue 3, September 2016

Special Issue: Emerging Practices in K-12 Online Learning: Implications for Students with Disabilities

Guest Editor : James D.Basham , Sean J.Smith , and Tracey E.Hall

Introduction
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The Emerging Field of Online Special Education

First Published August 1, 2016; pp. 123–125

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Articles
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An Operationalized Understanding of Personalized Learning

First Published August 10, 2016; pp. 126–136

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Administrator Work in Leveraging Technologies for Students With Disabilities in Online Coursework

First Published August 1, 2016; pp. 137–146

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Universal Design for Learning

Scanning for Alignment in K–12 Blended and Fully Online Learning Materials

First Published August 4, 2016; pp. 147–155

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Reading Achievement and Reading Efficacy Changes for Middle School Students With Disabilities Through Blended Learning Instruction

First Published July 27, 2016; pp. 156–169

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Preparing Special Educators for the K–12 Online Learning Environment

A Survey of Teacher Educators

First Published August 8, 2016; pp. 170–178

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9 Comments »

  1. And, Michael, you failed to mention the obvious, that the editors are also co-authors of most of the articles.

    Comment by onlinelearningevangelist — February 21, 2017 @ 7:14 am | Reply

    • Yeah, I did raise that in the Facebook entry on the SITE SIG page where we were talking about this. I also asked what I think is the big question with this entire project…

      “So the question of the day… With a half dozen academics, about a dozen different graduate students, five years, and $5+ million, what did we actually learn? Was it worth the investment of taxpayer money?”

      I mean, you and I have discussed on several occasions how the academics/researchers directly involved with the center had no background in the research in K-12 online learning when the center began. So much of the work in the first two to three years was largely designed for them to learn what those of us in the field already knew. They had a technical working group that had 15%-25% representative from the K-12 online learning world, but that group was largely ignored or just not used (at least the K-12 online learning folks).

      To date, there have only been three to five major federal grants that have focused specifically upon issues around K-12 online learning (e.g., Niki’s FIPSI grant, the NRCRES’s IES grant, this grant, etc.) – and this grant was by far the largest and longest of any of them. Given that this is taxpayer money… Was it well spent? Have we learned 5+ million dollars and five years worth of lessons?

      Comment by Michael Barbour — February 21, 2017 @ 9:21 am | Reply

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