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April 10, 2021

AERA 2021 – A Newcomer’s Lens: A Look at K-12 Online and Blended Learning in the Journal of Online Learning Research

Less than an hour ago, my colleagues and I finished our paper (and my final) presentation for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Here is the asynchronous version of that presentation.

Abstract: In this study, the authors analyzed 51 articles published between 2015 and 2018 inclusive in the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR). The purpose of this study was to examine the trends regarding article topics, geography, research methods and article types, authorship, and citation frequency. The results indicated JOLR gave additional attention to K-12 blended learning. Another common topic was professional development. Most studies were focused on the US. Future research is needed to examine if the trends from this study continue over a more extended period and if these results reflect the development of and change in the field of K-12 online and blended learning.

Authors:

  • Hu Min, Brigham Young University
  • Karen T Arnesen, Brigham Young University
  • Michael K Barbour, Touro University California
  • Heather Leary, Brigham Young University

Slides available at https://www2.slideshare.net/mkb/aera-2021-a-newcomers-lens-a-look-at-k12-online-and-blended-learning-in-the-journal-of-online-learning-research

April 8, 2021

AERA 2021 – Documenting Triage: Detailing the Response of Canadian Provinces and Territories to Emergency Remote Teaching

About an hour ago, my colleagues and I finished our poster presentation for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Here is the asynchronous version of that presentation.

Abstract: While it is not uncommon for Canadian schools to be closed for short, and sometimes extended, periods of time – often due to snow or other climate-related causes, the indefinite closure during Spring 2020 was an emergency situation that school leaders and government officials were unprepared for. This proposal describes a project undertaken by a pan-Canadian e-learning organization to report the actions each of the 13 provinces and territories undertook to provide continuity of learning for K-12 students. The proposal provides some national observations, but the eventual presentation will provide a detailed description by jurisdiction. It is descriptive in nature, as opposed to evaluative, as any triage that is provided during an emergency is better than the alternative.

Authors:

  • Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California
  • Joelle Nagle, University of Windsor
  • Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

Slides available at https://www2.slideshare.net/mkb/aera-2021-documenting-triage-detailing-the-response-of-canadian-provinces-and-territories-to-emergency-remote-teaching/

This video is cross-posted on the CANeLearn channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIramGiMndo

March 29, 2021

K-12 Online Learning It’s Conference Week!

This is the second time that I have skipped SITE.  It was always a conference that I attended, but I didn’t in 2020 because I wanted to focus on international conferences and get a better understanding of what is happening outside of North America (which worked out REALLY well, pandemic and all).

Dear Michael Barbour,

We are so excited to see you soon!

In order to assist you in making your schedule for this week, we have created a list of live presentations for this year’s conference that were either proposed to our SIG or tagged as K-12 Online Learning. We hope to see you in some of these sessions and at the SIG Meeting on Friday (1:45 PM EDT to 2:45 PM EDT).

You can access the list at: http://bit.ly/K12OLSIG21S

If you are unable to access the bit.ly link, email Cecil (cecil.r.short@gmail.com) and he will send you a .pdf schedule.

We hope you enjoy the conference!

Sincerely,
K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Cecil R Short

March 25, 2021

Plan Your SITE 21 Conference Now!

Note the information on this up-coming conference that does have a K-12 online and blended learning SIG.

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  • Connect with other authors and colleagues before and during the conference.
  • Create a personalized planner of all the sessions you want to see. Start planning!
  • Search for sessions by authors, titles, keywords, or topics.
  • View the presentation files. Papers, recordings, slides and more!
  • Post discussions, share your research and experiences, and create conversations before, during, and beyond the conference.

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Kerry Rice, Professor & Fulbright Scholar, Boise State University
Rushton Hurley, Founder and Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, Stetson University
Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy
This year’s Keynote talks will cover topics on social justice & diversity, becoming a teacher post-COVID, lessons learned from teaching in a pandemic, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of online learning.
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SEARCHING FOR AN ACADEMIC JOB IN THE ERA OF COVID
Lee Langub, Kennesaw State University; Elizabeth Langran, Marymount University; Jonathan Cohen, Georgia State University
DEEPLY-DIGITAL, THE NEXT GENERATION OF CURRICULA: ENGAGING AND EFFECTIVE!
Kathie Norris, Universoty of North Texas
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE TO ATTEND!  
We have THIRTEEN exciting and unique workshops scheduled! 
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March 16, 2021

TODAY: Register & Confirm to Join Us!

A reminder about this up-coming conference.

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Registration & Presenter Confirmation:
TODAY, March 15, 2021
For each accepted session, at least one author must register by today’s deadline to confirm the presentation.

Papers for the proceedings should also be submitted in final form today.

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SITE 2021 will feature a full schedule of LIVE online concurrent sessions. Meet with colleagues, join in live discussions, and engage in these presentations in real time! 

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Note: Final schedule will be set shortly after today’s confirmation deadline.
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  • REGISTER! All attendees and accepted authors/presenters must register by March 15. Authors must register to confirm your sessions. LIVE presentations can only be scheduled as they are confirmed.
  • Make sure your files are ready. Final proceedings files must be uploaded for all accepted submissions by March 15. Follow our guidelines here. Presenters should also finalize their PPTs for sharing.
  • Have Zoom installed.  Download or update to the latest version of Zoom to participate in our LIVE sessions. Customize your Zoom profile with this free SITE 2021 Zoom Background or use our logo to create your own!
  • Know where to go.  All sessions will take place through our online conference platform, AcademicExperts.org. Live sessions will be given a Zoom link for their time slot, while asynchronous sessions will be available throughout the week.
  • Update your profile. Before the conference, make sure your AcademicExperts profile is current and correct and upload your picture! Authors/presenters and attendees often connect through the platform and updating your info makes it easier to get and stay connected!
  • Check your schedule.  You can always check the most recent schedule at AcademicExperts.org. All times listed in the schedule are Eastern Daylight time. You can set your AcademicExperts preferences to display the schedule in your local time so you don’t miss anything!

Have other questions? Visit this helpful FAQ to learn more about the online conference experience. You can also send inquiries to conf@aace.org for assistance. We’re here to help!

Registration Details
SITE 2021 Online is the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. SITE 2021 Online is for anyone interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.
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SITE is organized and presented by AACE.
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