Virtual School Meanderings

March 13, 2022

EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:04 am
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ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual schools.

1. TI- K-12 EDUCATION: Department of Education Should Help States Address Student Testing Issues and Financial Risks Associated with Virtual Schools, Particularly Virtual Charter Schools.
AU- Nowicki, Jacqueline M.  1
JN- GAO Reports
PD- 3/2/2022, preceding p1-57
PG- 62p
DT- 20220302
PT- Article
AB- The article focuses on a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the need for the Department of Education to help states address student testing issues and financial risks associated with virtual charter schools. Topics include asynchronous instruction used by charter schools, academic proficiency and participation rates of charter schools on federally-acquired state testing, measurement of school attendance and relationships with charter school management organizations.
SU- Educational tests & measurements
SU- Financing of charter schools
SU- Virtual schools
SU- Asynchronous learning
SU- Outcome-based education
CO- United States. Dept. of Education
CO- United States. Government Accountability Office
AD- 1 Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues
AN- 155541867

2. TI- Leading Remotely: Competencies Required for Virtual Leadership.
AU- Azukas ME
AF- East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, PA USA.
LA- English
SO- TechTrends : for leaders in education & training; 2022 Mar 04, pp. 1-11, Electronic publication
TA- TechTrends
IO- TechTrends
YR- 2022
MD- Print-Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Print
EP- 2022 Mar 04
PB- Publication : New York : Springer US
PB- Original Publication : [Washington, D.C.] : Association for Educational Communications & Technology, [c1985-
CY- United States
IS- 8756-3894 (Print)
IS- 15597075 (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 9881759
AA- Y
AB- The COVID-19 pandemic caused the largest education system disruption in history, resulting in many districts abruptly, and often ineptly, implementing remote learning to maintain the continuity of instruction. The majority of educational leaders were unprepared for working and delivering instruction in virtual environments. Research indicates that few educational leadership programs provide preparation for leading in virtual learning environments but the COVID crisis made clear that it is imperative for all school leaders have an understanding of virtual leadership. The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the competencies required for virtual school leadership as they relate to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders(P-SEL). Interviews were conducted with 28 virtual leaders using a semi-structured interview protocol. Results indicated that while the P-SEL Standards were categorically aligned to their work, there were distinctive differences in the ways in which virtual school leaders engaged their work across various leadership domains that required unique competencies. These findings are important to our understanding of how to better prepare educational leaders to maintain the effective continuity of instruction in future emergencies as well as to continue to implement and improve upon promising practices that developed during remote instruction.
AB- © Association for Educational Communications & Technology 2022.
KW- Remote leadership, Virtual leadership, Virtual leadership competencies
LR- 20220309
EM- 20220309
UD- 20220310
PC- PMC8895691
DO- 10.1007/s11528-022-00708-x
PM- 35262070

Next, I did not receive the alert for cyber schools.

Finally, the alert for K-12 online learning.

1. TI- Is it Any Wonder, I Reject You First: Pre-Pandemic Perceptions of K-12 Online Learning.
AU- Siko JP
AU- Barbour MK
AF- Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, 33500 Van Born Road, Wayne, MI 48184 USA.
AF- Touro University, 1310 Club Dr, Vallejo, CA 94592 USA.
LA- English
SO- TechTrends : for leaders in education & training; 2022 Feb 24, pp. 1-9, Electronic publication
TA- TechTrends
IO- TechTrends
YR- 2022
MD- Print-Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Print
EP- 2022 Feb 24
PB- Publication : New York : Springer US
PB- Original Publication : [Washington, D.C.] : Association for Educational Communications & Technology, [c1985-
CY- United States
IS- 8756-3894 (Print)
IS- 15597075 (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 9881759
AA- Y
AB- Similar to previous iterations, this action research study examined student perceptions of K-12 online learning as part of an action research project working to improve a graduate course on using internet-based instruction in the classroom. Additionally, since the data were collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional analysis of the qualitative data shines a light on why K-12 education struggled with the transition to remote teaching in the spring of 2020. Qualitative analysis of student artifacts, particularly student blog posts, revealed a general lack of awareness about the scope of online learning at the time, an evolving consensus of whether online learning was suitable for various ages, and how adults support online learning. Recommendations for future iterations of the course take these themes into account, along with how the pandemic may have already changed the opinions of future students in the course.
AB- © Association for Educational Communications & Technology 2022.
KW- K-12 online learning, action research, pedagogy, teacher preparation
LR- 20220301
EM- 20220301
UD- 20220307
PC- PMC8865944
DO- 10.1007/s11528-022-00709-w
PM- 35229084

2. TI- Introducing a Special Collection of Papers on k-12 online learning and Continuity of Instruction after Emergency Remote Teaching.
AU- Barbour MK
AF- Touro University California, 1310 Club Dr., Vallejo, CA 94592 USA.
LA- English
SO- TechTrends : for leaders in education & training; 2022 Feb 24, pp. 1-3, Electronic publication
TA- TechTrends
IO- TechTrends
YR- 2022
MD- Print-Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Print
EP- 2022 Feb 24
PB- Publication : New York : Springer US
PB- Original Publication : [Washington, D.C.] : Association for Educational Communications & Technology, [c1985-
CY- United States
IS- 8756-3894 (Print)
IS- 15597075 (ISSN-L)
PT- Editorial
JT- 9881759
LR- 20220301
EM- 20220301
UD- 20220307
PC- PMC8866553
DO- 10.1007/s11528-022-00712-1
PM- 35229086

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