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March 20, 2019

New Issue Of The Online Learning Journal Available

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue.

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New Issue of the Online LearningJournal available

This first issue of 2019 contains 15 articles reflecting a broad range of topics, research questions, and methods. This collection of studies advances our understanding of cultural, theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, faculty, and professional development concerns in online settings.

We invite you to read and share this issue with colleagues and to consider submitting your original work to Online Learning.

The journal is open access, does not charge author fees, and is published on the Open Journal System

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If you are interested in submitting content to the Online Learning Journal, please review our author guidelines.

Submission topics must relate to online and/or blended learning. There are no article submission fees or access charges for publication in this open journal prior to or after acceptance of the article.

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March 18, 2019

Article Notice: Cases of Quality: Case Studies Of The Approval And Evaluation Of K-12 Online And Blended Providers

Note that I am one of the authors of this article.

Cases of Quality: Case Studies of the Approval and Evaluation of K-12 Online and Blended Providers


Michael K. Barbour
Touro University California
mkbarbour@gmail.com

Tom Clark
Clark Consulting
tom@tomclarkconsulting.net

Jason Siko
Madonna University
sikojp@gmail.com

Kristen DeBruler
Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
kdebruler@michiganvirtual.org

Justin Bruno
Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
jbruno@michiganvirtual.org

Abstract

State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The report concludes with potential models and key guidelines for states to consider when developing policy to ensure quality online education for K-12 students.

Citation

Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., Siko, J. P., DeBruler, K., & Bruno, J. A. (2019). Evaluation and approval constructs for online and blended courses and providers: Examining individual cases. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(1). Retrieved from https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring221/barbour_clark_siko_debruler_bruno221.html

March 6, 2019

[OLJ] New Online Learning Journal Issue Published

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this issue.

Dear Readers:

We recently published Issue 23:1 of Online Learning (OLJ). You can view this
issue here:

https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj

This first issue of 2019 contains 15 articles reflecting a broad range of
topics, research questions, and methods. This collection of studies advances
our understanding of cultural, theoretical, pedagogical, methodological,
faculty, and professional development concerns in online settings.

Thanks for your continuing interest in Online Learning.

Peter Shea, PhD
Editor: Online Learning
Associate Provost for Online Learning & Professor
Educational Theory and Practice & Informatics
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222

Online Learning
Vol 23, No 1 (2019)
Table of Contents
https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/issue/view/69

Introduction
——–
Introduction to Online Learning Volume 23, Issue 1
Peter Shea

Cultural and International Perspectives
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Interculturality in Online Learning:   Instructor and Student Accommodations
Gulnara Sadykova,       Carla Meskill

Empirical Studies
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African American Males Learning Online: Promoting Academic Achievement in
Higher Education
Susan G Salvo,  Brett Welch,    Kaye Shelton
What if online students take on the responsibility: Students’ cognitive
presence and peer facilitation techniques
Ye Chen,        Jing Lei,       Jiaming Cheng
Re-examining the Construct Validity and Causal Relationships of Teaching,
Cognitive and Social Presence in Community of Inquiry Framework
Patrick Dempsey,        Jie Zhang
Exploring the relationship of background, technology and motivation
variables to business school transfer intent for two mixed course format
business undergraduate samples
Gary Blau,      Mary Anne Gaffney,      Michael Schirmer,       Bora Ozkan,     YJ Kim
Reflection in Learning
Bo Chang
Self-Determination: Motivational Profiles of Bachelor’s Degree Seeking
Students at an Online, For-Profit University
Carol Pugh

Faculty, Professional Development, and Online Teaching
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Professional Development- Differences in teachers’ attitudes between online
and traditional training courses
Egoza Wasserman,        Ruth Migdal
Benefits of Online Teaching for Onground Teaching at a Historically Black
Colleges and Universities
D”Nita Andrews Graham
Teaching to Connect: Community-Building Strategies for the Virtual Classroom
Sharla Berry
Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices: Roles and Competencies
Florence Martin
Integrating UDL Strategies into the Online Course Development Process:
Instructional Designers’ Perspectives
Korey Jerome Singleton, Anna Evmenova,  Marci Kinas Jerome,     Kevin Clark

Review of Literature
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Doctoral E-mentoring: Current Practices and Effective Strategies
David James Byrnes Jr., Lida J. Uribe-Flórez,   Jesús Trespalacios,     Jodi
Chilson
Social Network Analysis and Online Learning Communities in Higher Education:
A Systematic Literature Review
Shazia K. Jan,  Panos Vlachopoulos,     Mitch Parsell

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Online Learning (OLJ)
http://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj

February 14, 2019

Article Notice – Students Awareness And Utilization Of Educational Broadcasts To Learn In Ogbomoso, Oyo State

Again, I was reviewing the last year of issues for the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education and I came across a couple of K-12 focused articles that I wanted to pass along.  The second…

Students Awareness and Utilization of Educational Broadcasts to Learn in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Charles Olubode OLUMORIN
Musiliu Adekola ADEROJU
Amos Ochayi ONOJAH

ABSTRACT
Radio and Television are broadcast media meant to disseminate audio and video signal, messages, information or programs to wide range of audience. Radio and television are already playing a role in educating the populace non-formally through various educational channels and programs, but there is significant potential to capitalize on their ability to enhance development and learning curriculum content among secondary school students. This study: 1) Find out the awareness of educational radio and television programs by secondary school students in Ogbomoso 2) Investigate secondary school students access to educational radio and television programs in Ogbomoso and 3) Investigate problems militating against students’ use of educational radio and television programs for learning. Questionnaire was used as instrument to elicit responses from 100 secondary school students on their awareness-on and access to seven educational radio and television programs. The findings revealed that the students were not aware of the educational radio and television programs even though they have access to it. The study recommends that teachers in secondary schools should include educational broadcasts as forms of stimulus variation that they could apply to their classes and educational programs producers on both radio and television should create enough awareness about the programs to enable students follow the programs at appropriate time.

KEYWORDS: Educational radio and television programs, Multichoice (DSTV), Startimes, educational broadcasts.

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.445122
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Article Notice – Online Learning And High School Students: A Cultural Perspective

I was reviewing the last year of issues for the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education and I came across a couple of K-12 focused articles that I wanted to pass along.  The first…

Online Learning and High School Students: A Cultural Perspective

Salih BARDAKCI
Omer ARSLAN
Yafes CAN

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to investigate the insights of high school students regarding their online learning experiences in the margin of cultural considerations. The study was designed in a qualitative pattern. The data were collected through a questionnaire including eight open ended questions along with demographics. A total of 30 high school students enrolled in an online learning environment participated in this study. The findings revealed that the majority of the students benefited from online discussion activities, as well as posed numerous suggestions. They found it safe to express their opinions due to the feeling of peer and teacher presence. Students reported that one of the primary boundaries was the lack of self-confidence to share and the visibility of their postings by the others. When compared to in-classroom discussion activities, online discussions were found to be more flexible for sharing ideas freely without any pressure. Implications were discussed for further research.

KEYWORDS: Online learning, high school students, culture, qualitative study.

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.471909
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