Virtual School Meanderings

December 17, 2015

[CSSE-SCÉÉ] CAFE Call for Awards | Appel de candidatures pour les prix de l’ACÉFÉ

This may be of interest to several Canadian colleagues…

Dear CSSE Community,

Please take note of the two Publications Awards that will be granted at the 2016 CAFE/ ACÉFÉ conference in Calgary, AB.  The first is for an outstanding scholarly article in the foundations.  The second set of awards pertains to outstanding dissertations and theses in a related field.

Thank you to Dr. Shirley Van Nuland for her work in drafting these calls and serving as Chair of the Awards Committee.  If you have interest in serving on the Committee, please write directly to Dr. Van Nuland, whose contact information is noted in the Calls.

Best regards,

Kurt

Kurt Clausen, PhD
President CAFE/ ACÉFÉ

———-

Chers collègues,

Veuillez prendre note des deux Prix de publications qui sera accordé au congrès 2016 de l‘ACÉFÉ à Calgary, en Alberta. Le premier est pour un article scientifique exceptionnel dans les fondations. La deuxième série de bourses se rapporte aux mémoires et thèses remarquables.

Je remercie Professeure Shirley Van Nuland pour son travail dans l’élaboration de ces appels et à titre de présidente du Comité des prix. Si vous avez intérêt à siéger sur le comité, s’il vous plaît communiquez directement avec Professeure Van Nuland; vous trouverez les coordonnées dans les appels.

Cordialement,

Kurt

Kurt Clausen, PhD
Président de l’ACÉFÉ

_______________________________________________
CSSE mailing list
CSSE@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca
http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/csse

Attachments:

August 7, 2015

Dissertation Research: Poverty And K-12 Distance Learning

A week or so ago, I received the following message from a doctoral student…

Good afternoon Dr. Barbour,

[stuff deleted] I have been following your posts and work on Twitter and Facebook for some time now, but I wanted to reach out to you and ask a few questions.

My course work is done and I am now grinding through my dissertation. Generally, it looks at how poverty impacts educational outcomes (predominantly high school graduation), but since I work as a teacher in a cyber-school I am specifically focusing on how poverty impacts students in online K-12 settings. I am preparing to undertake a study (at [stuff deleted]), but wanted to ask you few questions first. Are you aware of anyone who has looked at this? Is there any literature that has addressed this that may be informative? I haven’t found much on my own, so any direction or insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

In response (which I’ll be honest took a bit of time), I wrote:

I think the only way to measure this within the K-12 online learning environment is free and reduced lunch. the only work that I have seen done along those lines – at least within the publish research base – is the work that Gary Miron has done with the NEPC (although that is just focused on full-time K-12 online learning).

I should note that many individual K-12 online learning programs release annual reports (sometimes from external evaluators/reviewers) that do look at poverty – at least through the lens of free and reduced lunch.

I would also guess that it probably comes up in dissertations – as there are a lot of good dissertation research that flies under the radar. So be sure to be searching ProQuest.

I’m wondering from my colleagues out there if there is anything I might have missed or any other advice you might provide. Note that I told the doctoral student I was posting this entry, so they are likely monitoring it.

July 16, 2015

Posting Notice For Invitation To Participate In A PhD Dissertation Study

Passing on this notice for a doctoral student…  I believe that she is particularly interested in those that may have designed online courses in math and/or world languages.

Posting notice for invitation to participate in a PhD dissertation study

by Rozella G. Clyde, a PhD candidate at Capella University, School of Education

in the field of Instructional Design for Online Learning

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

A Capella University PhD candidate is seeking research participants for a telephone based study concerning the use of Instructional Strategies in the development of virtual courses designed for a high school audience.

The study is entitled, “Understanding Ways Instructional Designers of High School Level Virtual Courses Bridge Transactional Distances Between Learners and Course Content”.

Instructional designers who are currently involved in the development of virtual high school level courses in the United States and Canada and who have already designed at least two previous courses currently in use by high school level students are invited to contact Rozella G. Clyde, the researcher, at rozella.clydedissertation@gmail.com or at 917-355-4451. If you meet the preliminary requirements, you will be invited to complete a brief questionnaire describing your work context and the type of course you are currently working on. It is hoped that at least 14 Instructional Designers working in a variety of contexts and a range of content matter can be identified. The interview process will require less than an hour of the participant’s time. Each participant will receive a transcript of the interview to edit and approve. The research will be offered as guidance on current practices and approaches for others developing new virtual high school courses.

As a token of appreciation, upon receipt of the approved transcript, a $ 25.00 Amazon gift card will be sent to you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

April 22, 2015

Follow up Request for Participants

Posting on behalf of a doctoral student…

Posting notice for invitation to participate in a PhD dissertation study

by Rozella G. Clyde, a PhD candidate at Capella University, School of Education

in the field of Instructional Design for Online Learning

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

 

A Capella University PhD candidate is seeking research participants for a telephone based study concerning the use of Instructional Strategies in the development of virtual courses designed for a high school audience.

The study is entitled, “Understanding Ways Instructional Designers of High School Level Virtual Courses Bridge Transactional Distances Between Learners and Course Content”.

Instructional designers who are currently involved in the development of virtual high school level courses in the United States and Canada and who have already designed at least two previous courses currently in use by high school level students are invited to contact Rozella G. Clyde, the researcher, at rozella.clydedissertation@gmail.com or at 917-355-4451. If you meet the preliminary requirements, you will be invited to complete a brief questionnaire describing your work context and the type of course you are currently working on. It is hoped that at least 14 Instructional Designers working in a variety of contexts and a range of content matter can be identified. The interview process will require less than an hour of the participant’s time. Each participant will receive a transcript of the interview to edit and approve. The research will be offered as guidance on current practices and approaches for others developing new virtual high school courses.

As a token of appreciation, upon receipt of the approved transcript, a $ 25.00 Amazon gift card will be sent to you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

March 24, 2015

K-12 Teachers Needed For Survey About OER

Posting this on behalf of a colleague…

This request is from a doctoral student who needs teachers who are using OER to fill out a short survey. See her request below:

———————–

I am writing to request your participation in a short survey about how K-12 educators use Open Educational Resources in their work. The information gathered will be used to understand how teachers typically apply OER in educational settings. Findings will inform the creation of appropriate instruction for professional development and teacher education geared toward the adoption of OER in planning, classroom use, and personal educational needs of current and future teachers.

The survey should take 10 to 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed here. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no personally identifiable information will be collected to ensure confidentiality.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Hope Kelly at hkelly@ufl.edu or 352-294-1998. For information regarding your rights as a research participant contact University of Florida’s Institutional Review Board at irb2@ufl.edu or 352-392-0433.

Your time and insight would be greatly appreciated!

« Previous PageNext Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.