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July 27, 2019

[IRRODL] New Notification From The International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning

Another new issue notice.

You have a new notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/current

IRRODL Manager

The table of contents for this issue included:

  1. Vol 20 No 3 (2019)

Full Issue

Research Articles

Literature Reviews

Notes from the Field

April 30, 2019

Article Notice – Online Teacher And On-Site Facilitator Perceptions Of Parental Engagement At A Supplemental Virtual High School

A K-12 online learning article from the IRRODL notice earlier this morning.

  1. Research Articles

Online Teacher and On-Site Facilitator Perceptions of Parental Engagement at a Supplemental Virtual High School

  • Jered BorupGeorge Mason University
  • Chawanna B. ChambersGeorge Mason University
  • Rebecca StimsonMichigan Virtual
Keywords: online learning, student engagement, virtual schooling, online teachers, on-site facilitators, parental engagement

Abstract

Just as they have in face-to-face courses, parents will likely play an important role in lowering online student attrition rates, but more research is needed that identifies ways parents can engage in their students’ online learning. In this research we surveyed and interviewed 12 online teachers and 12 on-site facilitators regarding their experiences and perceptions of parental engagement. Guided by the Adolescent Community of Engagement framework, our analysis found that teachers and facilitators valued parents’ engagement when parents advised students on course enrollments, nurtured relationships and communication with and between students, monitored student progress, motivated students to engage in learning activities, organized and managed students’ learning time at home, and instructed students regarding study strategies and course content when able. Teachers and facilitators also identified obstacles that parents faced when attempting to engage in their children’s online learning as well as obstacles that teachers and facilitators encountered when they attempted to support parents.

HOW TO CITE
Borup, J., Chambers, C. B., & Stimson, R. (2019). Online Teacher and On-Site Facilitator Perceptions of Parental Engagement at a Supplemental Virtual High School . The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning20(2). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v20i2.4237

[IRRODL] New Notification From The International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning

This showed up in my inbox yesterday.

You have a new notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/current

IRRODL Manager

The actual table of contents included:

  1. Vol 20 No 2 (2019)

PUBLISHED: 2019-04-29

FULL ISSUE

RESEARCH ARTICLES

March 4, 2019

Article Notice – Examining the Complexities of Parental Engagement at an Online Charter High School: A Narrative Analysis Approach

This K-12 online learning article was referenced in last week’s [IRRODL] New Notification From The International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning.

Examining the Complexities of Parental Engagement at an Online Charter High School: A Narrative Analysis Approach

  • Jered BorupGeorge Mason University
  • Shea WaltersGeorge Mason University
  • Meagan Call-CummingsGeorge Mason University
Keywords: parent engagement, narrative analysis, homeschooling., charter cyber school

Abstract

With the rapid growth of K-12 online learning opportunities, calls have come for more and better parental engagement to improve student engagement and reduce student attrition. In this article, we drew from a larger study to share rich narratives from three parents of students who required high levels of parental support for their online learning while enrolled at a charter cyber school. In the first narrative, a mother describes her experiences attempting to work with her son Ivan, who rejected her efforts and disobeyed rules while enrolled in the cyber school. The move from a brick-and-mortar school to the cyber school further strained their relationship and the mother was unprepared to manage Ivan’s learning. The second narrative focuses on how a mother attempted to support Matthew, who lacked self-regulation abilities. The mother who previously homeschooled Matthew, turned to the cyber school because she wanted “less on [her] shoulders” but underestimated the amount of support Matthew required and became frustrated at her lack of control over the pace and content of courses. The final narrative focuses on a mother who had two students enrolled in the cyber school. Each student exhibited different needs that required her to adapt the support strategies she used with Hannah, who procrastinated, and Karl, who lacked confidence. These narratives highlight some of the complexities parents navigate when engaging with their children’s online learning.

March 1, 2019

[IRRODL] New Notification From The International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning

This showed up in my inbox yesterday.

You have a new notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/current

IRRODL Manager

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The list of articles include – and notice the K-12 online learning article below:

  1. Vol 20 No 1 (2019)

Full Issue

Research Articles

Notes from the Field

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