Virtual School Meanderings

April 29, 2017

AERA 2017 – Extending Scopes: Teachers’ Experience of Teaching Mathematics and Physics in the Israeli Virtual High School In Event: Technology Integration in Mathematics and Computer Science Education

The fifth session I’m blogging at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) is:

Extending Scopes: Teachers’ Experience of Teaching Mathematics and Physics in the Israeli Virtual High School

  • In Event: Technology Integration in Mathematics and Computer Science Education

Sat, April 29, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Crockett D

Abstract

The phenomenon of the growing number of virtual schools engenders new conditions for teaching and learning. It is thus imperative to better understand these conditions and their impact on effective teaching and learning. This paper explores teachers’ experiences of a virtual high school through analyses of qualitative and quantitative data, which include ongoing communications with teachers from the virtual high school, an end-of-year summary meeting, and a 55-item questionnaire. Data analyses yielded several insights that pertain to pedagogical principles in the context of a virtual high school and that include personalized teacher-student relationships, new teaching skills, and emerging pedagogical, administrative, and technological challenges. Implications for providing potentially better conditions for learning in virtual contexts are discussed.

Authors

  • Osnat Fellus, University of Ottawa
  • Yaniv Biton
  • Dafna Raviv, Center for Educational Technology

Now I have no notes on this session, as I am still in California.  However, if you are in this session, please post your notes in the comments below.

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