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December 13, 2018

These New Articles For Distance Education Are Available Online

Note the earlier access to this K-12 online learning article that will be coming out in the new year.  In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the authors.

December 7, 2018

DT&L Conference Call For Proposals Open!

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December 6, 2018

Distance Education, Volume 39, Issue 4, November 2018 Is Now Available Online On Taylor & Francis Online

There aren’t any K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this issue.

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Distance Education, Volume 39, Issue 4, November 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

EditorialRecalibrating existing choreographies for open and flexible learning
Som Naidu
Pages: 437-440 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1525279

Original ArticlesAn exploratory literature review on open educational practices
Suzan Koseoglu & Aras Bozkurt
Pages: 441-461 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520042

Temporal flexibility in the digital university: full-time, part-time, flexitime
Philippa Sheail
Pages: 462-479 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520039

The experience of international postgraduate students on a distance-learning programme
Roger A Harrison, Annie Harrison, Christine Robinson & Barbara Rawlings
Pages: 480-494 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520038

A trend analysis of opportunities and challenges of open and distance learning provision in dual-mode institutions
Bogadi Nage-Sibande & Bantu Lulu Morolong
Pages: 495-510 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457951

ArticlesInstitutional mapping of open educational practices beyond use of Open Educational Resources
Fabio Nascimbeni, Daniel Burgos, Lorna M. Campbell & Anita Tabacco
Pages: 511-527 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520040

Original ArticlesSelf-regulation of the use of digital resources in an online language learning course improves learning outcomes
Christopher D. Hromalik & Tiffany A. Koszalka
Pages: 528-547 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520044

Evaluating alignment of student and tutor perspectives on feedback on language learning assignments
María Fernández-Toro & Concha Furnborough
Pages: 548-567 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520043

Instructor and student perceptions of online student engagement strategies
Doris U. Bolliger & Florence Martin
Pages: 568-583 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520041

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December 4, 2018

These New Articles For Distance Education Are Available Online

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…  Note that I don’t believe that there are any K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue.  But the third item is one that likely has a lot of crossover interest.

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New for Distance Education and online now on Taylor & Francis Online:

Articles
Financial aid and student persistence in online education in the United States
Adnan Qayyum, Sarah Zipf, Ramazan Gungor & Janet May Dillon
Pages: 1-12 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553561
Agile administrative choreographies for multimode education at the University of Pretoria
Tony John Mays & Folake Ruth Aluko
Pages: 1-15 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553563Online teaching competencies in observational rubrics: what are institutions evaluating?
Jonathan E. Thomas & Charles R. Graham
Pages: 1-19 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553564

 

Exploring the influences of MOOC design features on student performance and persistence
Wanli Xing
Pages: 1-16 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553560

Predicting student satisfaction and perceived learning within online learning environments
Emtinan Alqurashi
Pages: 1-16 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553562

The effects of multimedia video lectures on extraneous load
Christopher Hughes, Jamie Costley & Christopher Lange
Pages: 1-22 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553559

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August 6, 2018

Article Notice – Comparing K-12 Online And Blended Teaching Competencies: A Literature Review

As you might imagine, with two guest blog entries to begin the week we do have a bit of a backlog.  Anyway…

On Friday this past week, I posted an entry entitled Distance Education, Volume 39, Issue 3, August 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online that included the following article focused on K-12 distance, online, and blended learning.

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Distance Education 

Volume 39, 2018 – Issue 3

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Comparing K-12 online and blended teaching competencies: a literature review

Pages 411-432 | Received 06 Sep 2017, Accepted 11 May 2018, Published online: 27 May 2018

This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of instruction. Additionally, there is a dearth of research on blended teaching competencies. This review synthesizes 8 blended teaching documents and 10 online teaching documents. Seven global themes identified in both competency domains are (1) pedagogy, (2) management, (3) assessment, (4) technology, (5) instructional design, (6) dispositions, and (7) improvement. The top 20 blended teaching skills include flexibility and personalization, mastery-based learning, data usage and interpretation, learning management system usage, online discussion facilitation, and software management. The authors recommend that researchers collect more methodologically transparent data about blended teaching and that teacher education programs include the identified skills in curriculum.

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Author information

Emily Pulham

Emily Pulham is a PhD student at Brigham Young University, who studies K-12 blended learning, educational philosophy, and technology integration. She also consults faculty on blended teaching solutions. You can see some of her work at: emilypulham.com

Charles R. Graham

Charles R. Graham is a professor at Brigham Young University, who studies technology-mediated teaching and learning, with a focus on the design and evaluation of blended and online learning environments. He also researches the use of technology to enhance traditional teaching and learning. His current research publications can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/charlesrgraham/

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