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September 18, 2017

Call for Special Issue: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)

From the inbox late last week…

Call for Special Issue Proposals on:
Technological Supports for
Practice-Based Teacher Education
With this special issue, we are interested in how technology can support efforts to make practice of skills embedded in teaching practices a focus in university-based teacher education.
This special issue is open to a range
of manuscripts including those that:
  • Explicate and illustrate the design and purposes involved in  creating and/or curating digital video or audio files, using cartoon characters to make storyboards, and animating images made with cartoon characters for use in practice-based teacher education.
  • Assess learning/thinking of teacher candidates or inservice teachers in the context of a technological environment aimed at supporting examination of their practice of skills embedded in specific teaching practices.
  • Examine how technology can support teacher educators in cross-institutional collaboration focused on practice-based teacher education.
Submissions Due: Oct. 15, 2017
Authors Notified: Nov. 15, 2017
Expected Publication: January 2018
Questions? Contact the guest editors:

For Call for Papers & list of topics, click here.
JTATE is a Publication of AACE.

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September 15, 2017 Reading History — “Helping Special Education Teachers Transition to Online Learning”

Note these K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning related items from one of my open scholarship networks.
Here are some recent papers from your reading history
Helping Special Education Teachers Transition to Online Learning

by James Basham, et al.  |  Downloaded 2 days ago


The Validation of One Parental Involvement Measurement in Virtual Schooling

by Feng Liu, et al.  |  Downloaded 2 days ago


An Overview of Evaluative Instrumentation for Virtual High Schools

by Richard E Ferdig  |  Downloaded 2 days ago


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September 11, 2017

Alex Kumi-Yebaoh Uploaded A Full-Text Citing You

A notice from another open scholarship network.

Alex Kumi-Yebaoh
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Understanding Online Teachers’ Work With Students With Disabilities, Narratively –

Also from the inbox last week.  Note the open access scholarship related to K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning below.
Mary F Rice Mary F Rice
Bookmarked by Patrick Lowenthal

Understanding Online Teachers’ Work with Students with Disabilities, Narratively

Mary F Rice Mary F Rice
University of New MexicoCollege of Education – Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies, Faculty Member

Locating Familial Curriculum in the Context of Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Contexts

This chapter is based on a formal study 1 of one community’s familial curriculum (Huber, Murphy, & Clandinin, 2011) in the context of Shakespeare. The families that participated in this narrative inquiry (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) discussed how Shakespeare’s work influenced their family life. The findings from this study are used to discuss what is considered by some to be a dichotomy of curriculum in school and home. The author also uses this study to explore notions of nationalized or common curriculum.

Martyn  Cooper Martyn Cooper
Bookmarked by Patrick Lowenthal

A challenge to web accessibility metrics and guidelines: putting people and processes first

Abstract This paper argues that web accessibility is not an intrinsic characteristic of a digital resource but is determined by complex political, social and other contextual factors, as well as technical aspects which are the focus of WAI standardisation activities. It can therefore be inappropriate to develop legislation or focus on metrics only associated with properties of the resource.

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September 7, 2017

New Issue of Online Learning [OLJ] Published

No K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning items that I could see.

Dear Readers,

We recently published a new issue (21:3) of Online Learning (OLJ).  This
special conference issue contains articles originally presented at the OLC
Accelerate and OLC Innovate annual meetings.  We invite you to review the
issue here:

Thank you to our guest editors, authors, reviewers, and the staff of OLC for
all their contributions and to you for your continuing interest in Online

best regards,

Peter Shea

Peter Shea, PhD
Editor: Online Learning (OLJ)
Associate Provost for Online Education  &
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice and CCI
University at Albany, State University of New York
ED 114, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Online Learning
Vol 21, No 3 (2017)
Table of Contents

Introduction: Sept. 2017 Conference Issue
Anthony Picciano

Invited Papers / 2017 OLC Conference Special Issue
Gap Analysis: An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention
Karen Swan,     William Bloemer,        Scott Day
Beyond Being There:  Practices that Establish Presence, Engage Students and
Influence Intellectual Curiosity in a Structured Online Learning Environment
Janice Marie Orcutt,    Laurie P Dringus
Student Perceptions of the Use of Multimedia for Online Course Communication
Laura Portolese,        Julie Bonner
Using Design-Based Research in Higher Education Innovation
Cristi Ford,    Darragh McNally,        Kate Ford
Understanding Faculty Use of the Learning Management System
Jason Rhode,    Stephanie Richter,      Peter Gowen,    Tracy Miller,   Cameron Wills
An Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model
Holly McKee
Blended Learning From Design to Evaluation:  International Case Studies of
Evidence-Based Practice
Prof. Norman D. Vaughan,        Aline Reali,    Stefan Stenbom, Marieta Jansen Van
Vuuren, David MacDonald
A Formative Case Evaluation for the Design of an Online Delivery Model
Providing Access to Study Abroad Activities
Wendy Howard,   Gino Perrotte,  Minyoung Lee,   Jenna Frisone
Improving Digital Library Experiences and Support with Online Research
Laura Brewer,   Holly Rick,     Karen A. Grondin

Section II
Introduction to Section II,  Sept. ’17
Peter Shea
Revised Community of Inquiry: Examining Learning Presence in a Blended Mode
of Delivery
Jessica Pool,   Gerda Reitsma,  Dirk Van den Berg
Theories and Frameworks for Online Education:  Seeking an Integrated Model
Anthony G Picciano
Exploring Factors Related to Completion of an Online Undergraduate-Level
Introductory Statistics Course
Whitney Alicia Zimmerman,       Glenn Johnson
An examination of factors that impact the retention of online students at a
for-profit university
Chris Sorensen, Judy Donovan
Exploring Differences in Business Undergraduate Perceptions by Preferred
Classroom Delivery Mode
Gary Blau,      Rob Drennan, Jr.
Compensation Still Matters: Language Learning Strategies in the Third
Millennium ESL Learners
Karim Hajhashemi,       Alireza Shakarami,      Nerina Caltabiano

Online Learning (OLJ)

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