Virtual School Meanderings

April 16, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school this week.

1. TI- Interactions and learning outcomes in online language courses.
AU- Chin-Hsi Lin1 chinhsi@msu.edu
AU- Binbin Zheng1
JN- British Journal of Educational Technology
PD- May2017, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p730-748
PG- 19p
DT- 20170501
PT- Article
AB- Interactions are the central emphasis in language learning. An increasing number of K-12 students take courses online, leading some critics to comment that reduced opportunities for interaction may affect learning outcomes. This study examined the relationship between online interactions and learning outcomes for 466 students who were taking high-school level online language courses in a Midwestern virtual school. Regression analysis was employed to examine how three broad types of interactions, learner-instructor, learner-learner and learner-content (Moore, ), affected students’ perceived progress and satisfaction. After controlling for demographic information, motivation and learning strategies, the results of multiple regression showed that learner-instructor and learner-content interactions had significantly positive effects on satisfaction, whereas learner-learner interaction did not affect satisfaction. Learner-content interaction was the only factor that affected perceived progress. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of British Journal of Educational Technology is the property of Wiley-Blackwell 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- 1Assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University
FT- 9876
IS- 00071013
DI- 10.1111/bjet.12457
AN- 122273170

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, but there were also no relevant items.

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

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