Virtual School Meanderings

December 10, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual school, but there were no relevant items.

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

Finally, strangely enough I did receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

TI- E-Schools Adapting to Transgender Students’ Needs.
AU- Herold, Benjamin
JN- Education Week
PD- 11/8/2017, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p1-11
PG- 11p
DT- 20171108
PT- Article
AB- The article focuses on how virtual schools such as Connections Education in Indiana accommodate transgender students. Topics include student privacy surrounding how their personal data is stored versus how it is displayed publicly on the schools’ technology platforms, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) conference on transgender students’ rights, gender identity, and how the school supports transgender students at face-to-face school activities.
DE- GENDER identity in education
DE- TRANSGENDER students
DE- VIRTUAL schools
DE- LGBT rights
DE- PERSONALLY identifiable information
DE- SEX discrimination in education
DE- RIGHT of privacy
KW- digital directions section
KW- Gender
KW- it management and policy
KW- Personal Data
KW- Virtual Schools
CO- CONNECTIONS Education LLC
FT- 1557
IS- 02774232
AN- 126338827

December 3, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual school.

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

Finally, as usual I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

So nothing to report this week.

November 26, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual school.

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

Finally, as usual I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

So nothing to report this week.

November 19, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- EFFECTIVE USE OF IT IN EDUCATION: A look at Victoria’s largest virtual school – Distance Education Centre Victoria.
AU- New, Brett1,2
JN- Ethos
PD- 2017, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p7-9
PG- 3p
DT- 20170901
PT- Interview
DE- SCHOOL principals
DE- INFORMATION technology
DE- FLIPPED classrooms
DE- WEB-based instruction
SU- INTERVIEWS
PE- NEW, Brett
AD- 1Principal of Distance Education Centre Victoria
AD- 2Project Director, Doveton Regeneration Project and Foundation Executive Principal, Doveton College
IS- 14481324
AN- 126105527

2. TI- K12 Inc.
JN- K12 Inc. MarketLine Company Profile
PD- 9/22/2017, p1-17
PG- 18p
DT- 20170922
PT- Company Report
AB- K12 Inc. (K12) is a technology-based education company that provides curriculum, software systems and educational services. The company’s products and services facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. The company offers products and services to virtual public schools, hybrid schools, traditional schools, school districts, private schools, public charter schools, and directly to consumers. The company primarily operates in the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UAE. It is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and employs around 3,500 people. The company recorded revenues of $848.2 million in the fiscal year ended June 2013, an increase of 19.7% over 2012. The company’s operating profit was $45.7 million in fiscal 2013, an increase of 57.7% over 2012. Its net profit was $28.1 million in fiscal 2013, an increase of 60.2% over 2012. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of K12 Inc. MarketLine Company Profile is the property of MarketLine, a Progressive Digital Media business 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.)
DE- Educational technology industries
GE- United States
CO- K12 Inc. Ticker: LRN
IC- 423490 Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
AN- 126071755

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were not relevant items

Finally, as usual I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

November 12, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual school, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I did receive the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Defining Differentiation in Cyber Schools: What Online Teachers Say.
AU- Beasley, Jennifer1 jgbeasle@uark.edu
AU- Beck, Dennis2 debeck@uark.edu
JN- TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning
PD- Nov2017, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p550-559
PG- 10p
DT- 20171101
PT- Article
AB- Online education has grown over the last ten years and with it has been an increase in diverse learners. In an effort to understand how online teachers meet the needs of diverse learners, researchers surveyed teachers in two cyber schools. 118 participants were asked their definition of differentiation and how differentiation is seen in their practice. After the survey was collected, NVivo qualitative software was used to continually reduce the data through constant comparison. The results from the survey data revealed that online teachers defined differentiation from two distinct perspectives: a) why a student needs differentiation, and b) what a student needs differentiated. Online teachers stated learning styles as their primary reason for differentiation. This result was not only different from findings in face-to-face classrooms, but does not support research on what impacts student achievement. Online teachers also cited when they differentiate, they adjust content, product, and process (63% coverage). Finally, noticeably absent from the data were references to using assessments in the classroom to inform differentiation. Future research should consider how online teachers differentiate in their learning environments and how they make day-to-day decisions as they adjust instruction to meet the needs of their learners.
[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. 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.)
DE- WEB-based instruction
DE- CYBERSCHOOLS
DE- DISTANCE education
DE- EDUCATIONAL technology
DE- TEACHING methods
KW- Cyber school
KW- Differentiation
KW- K-12 online learning
KW- Teaching online
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
AD- 1Department of Curriculum and Instruction , 118 Peabody Hall Fayetteville 72701 USA
AD- 2Department of Curriculum and Instruction , 102 Peabody Hall Fayetteville 72701 USA
IS- 87563894
DI- 10.1007/s11528-017-0189-x
AN- 125922913

Finally,  the alert for K-12 online learning.

1. TI- Pictures from an Exhibition… of Online Learning: A Creative Representation of Qualitative Data.
AU- Barbour, Michael1
AU- Siko, Jason Paul2
AU- Simuel-Everage, Kaye1
JN- Qualitative Report
PD- 6/10/2013, Vol. 18 Issue 23, p1-15
PG- 15p
DT- 20130610
PT- Article
AB- K-12 online learning at the K-12 level has been around for approximately two decades and is continuing to grow. While researchers have researched a variety of issues related to K-12 online learning, there has been little published on the student experience in web-based learning environments. In this article, two doctoral students were tasked with analyzing existing data, then representing and situating their findings in a format other than the traditional “results” and “discussion” sections found in a typical six-section journal manuscript. One student created an image that focused upon the tools used by the K-12 student in her online learning. The other student created a slideshow to illustrate the challenges faced by a second K-12 student in her online learning. While more research into the K-12 student experience in online learning is required, this article represents one creative attempt to address this need. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Qualitative Report is the property of Qualitative Report 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.)
DE- DISTANCE education
DE- WEB-based instruction
DE- EDUCATION
DE- EDUCATIONAL programs
DE- SCHOOL dropout prevention
SU- CANADA
KW- Alternative Representation
KW- K-12 Online Learning
KW- Virtual Schooling
PS- HANDBOOK of Distance Education (Book)
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
AD- 1Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA
AD- 2Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
IS- 10520147
AN- 88359306

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