Virtual School Meanderings

February 26, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school this week.

1. TI- Online Schooling in the United States: A Response to Saultz and Fusarelli.
AU- Beck, Dennis1
AU- LaFrance, Jason2
JN- Journal of School Choice
PD- Jan-Mar2017, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p42-59
PG- 18p
DT- 20170101
PT- Article
AB- In this paper, we discuss some concerns and recommendations of Saultz and Fusarelli (2017), offering nuanced and detailed views of online schooling from a different perspective. This includes addressing challenges regarding online learning such as fluctuating enrollments, financial concerns, quality assurance, and accountability. In addition, we propose recommendations related to funding, better quality data, and oversight and monitoring. We conclude with a short discussion of the need for differentiated research for specific online learning contexts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Journal of School Choice is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd 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 or the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- DISTANCE education
DE- EDUCATIONAL accountability
DE- QUALITY assurance
DE- CHARTER schools
DE- LEARNING
DE- EDUCATION — Aims & objectives
DE- VIRTUAL schools
KW- accountability
KW- cyber charter school
KW- online learning
KW- quality assurance
KW- virtual school
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
AD- 1Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
AD- 2School of Education, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, USA
IS- 15582159
DI- 10.1080/15582159.2016.1272937
AN- 121307156

Next, the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Growing cyber charter school moving to bigger digs.
AU- O’connor, David  davido@cpbj.com
JN- Central Penn Business Journal
PD- 2/10/2017, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p3-9
PG- 3p
DT- 20170210
PT- Article
AB- The article discusses the working and future plans of Commonwealth Charter Academy located in Harrisburg along with comments from its former administration teacher Maurice Flurie and COO Thomas Longenecker. Details regarding the cyber charter school’s teachers and students, teaching methods and meeting student’s needs are also discussed. Particular focus is on future growth plans of the school including moving of its two offices into one site and building a family service center.
DE- Schools
DE- Expansion (Business)
SU- Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (Midland, Pa.)
SU- Teaching methods
SU- Students
IC- 611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IS- 10583599
AN- 121246463

2. TI- Online Schooling: A Cautionary Tale.
AU- Saultz, Andrew1
AU- Fusarelli, Lance D.2
JN- Journal of School Choice
PD- Jan-Mar2017, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p29-41
PG- 13p
DT- 20170101
PT- Article
AB- In this controversy piece, we portray online learning as growing too fast for existing regulatory structures to oversee and generally as having failed to live up to its potential. Operators, particularly for-profit operators, have generally not produced successful schools. We urge reforms of cyber schooling funding mechanisms, data systems, and oversight. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Journal of School Choice is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd 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- DISTANCE education
DE- SCHOOL choice
DE- LEARNING
DE- CLASSROOM environment
DE- VIRTUAL schools
DE- CHARTER schools
KW- cyber schooling
KW- online schooling
KW- school choice
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
AD- 1Educational Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
AD- 2Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
IS- 15582159
DI- 10.1080/15582159.2016.1272928
AN- 121307155

3. TI- Online Schooling in the United States: A Response to Saultz and Fusarelli.
AU- Beck, Dennis1
AU- LaFrance, Jason2
JN- Journal of School Choice
PD- Jan-Mar2017, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p42-59
PG- 18p
DT- 20170101
PT- Article
AB- In this paper, we discuss some concerns and recommendations of Saultz and Fusarelli (2017), offering nuanced and detailed views of online schooling from a different perspective. This includes addressing challenges regarding online learning such as fluctuating enrollments, financial concerns, quality assurance, and accountability. In addition, we propose recommendations related to funding, better quality data, and oversight and monitoring. We conclude with a short discussion of the need for differentiated research for specific online learning contexts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Journal of School Choice is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd 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- DISTANCE education
DE- EDUCATIONAL accountability
DE- QUALITY assurance
DE- CHARTER schools
DE- LEARNING
DE- EDUCATION — Aims & objectives
DE- VIRTUAL schools
KW- accountability
KW- cyber charter school
KW- online learning
KW- quality assurance
KW- virtual school
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
AD- 1Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
AD- 2School of Education, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, USA
IS- 15582159
DI- 10.1080/15582159.2016.1272937
AN- 121307156

Finally, once again I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

2 Comments »

  1. […] article was included in the EBSCO Alerts this past Sunday, but I wanted to post specific notice of it […]

    Pingback by Article Notice – Online Schooling: A Cautionary Tale | Virtual School Meanderings — March 1, 2017 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  2. […] article was also included in the EBSCO Alerts this past Sunday, but I wanted to post specific notice of it […]

    Pingback by Article Notice – Online Schooling in the United States: A Response to Saultz and Fusarelli | Virtual School Meanderings — March 1, 2017 @ 2:39 pm | Reply


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