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September 2, 2021

Journal of Online Learning Research – Volume 7, Number 2

Notice of this new issue was posted to the SITE group in Facebook.

Journal of Online Learning Research

September 2021 Volume 7, Number 2

Editors

Leanna Archambault; Jered Borup

Table of Contents

Teachers and Parents as Primary Sources of Support for Children During Remote and Online Instruction

Mary Rice, University of New Mexico, United States; Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University, United States; Jered Borup, George Mason University, United States

Teachers and families faced many challenges during this time and the potential for mutual frustration and animosity was great (Rice & Deschaine, 2021). First and foremost, not all families had…

pp. 109-112

Teachers’ Preparedness and Professional Learning about Using Educational Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

C. Lorraine Webb, Karen L. Kohler & Rebekah E. Piper, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education at multi- ple levels over the last ten months. One common thread that has remained is the online learning and meeting platform for teachers, students,…

pp. 113-132

Teaching During a Pandemic: Physical Educators’ Reflections on Teaching Remotely

Brandon Foye, Boston University, United States; Michelle Grenier, University of New Hampshire, United States

This study documents the lessons learned of K-12 physical educators as they shifted from in-person to remote learning in spring 2020, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Fifteen K-12 physical …

pp. 133-151

How Did Parents Balance It All? Work-From-Home Parents’ Engagement in Academic and Support Roles During Remote Learning

Kiran Budhrani & Florence Martin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States; Oliver Malabanan & Jose Lloyd Espiritu, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines

This study reports the transitional lived experiences of work-from-home parents, uncovering their roles and activities while balancing duties of working, parenting, and assisting children with…

pp. 153-184

Are Parents Logged in? The Importance of Parent Involvement in K-12 Online Learning

Gina Ricker, Daniel Belenky & Mathew Koziarski, Pearson Online & Blended Learning, United States

Among the many factors that impact student performance in traditional K-12 settings, parent involvement (PI) is consistently identified as critical for student success. However, less is known about…

pp. 185-201

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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March 29 – April 2, 2021
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 Find the full online conference experience at AcademicExperts.org!

  • Complete or update your profile. Show us your smiling face and update your current information.
  • 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.

All registered attendees have access to these key features and more!

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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Schedule Overview
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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March 16, 2021

TODAY: Register & Confirm to Join Us!

A reminder about this up-coming conference.

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March 30 – April 2, 2021
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.

See below for more helpful tips to prepare to SITE 2021!
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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! 

Register Today & Claim Your Live Session Spot!

Schedule Overview
Note: Final schedule will be set shortly after today’s confirmation deadline.
For the most up-to-date schedule, always check AcademicExperts.org.
  • 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.
Follow us @SITEConf and tag your tweets with #SITE21
SITE is organized and presented by AACE.
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March 9, 2021

K-12 Online Learning Co-Chair Elections & Early Bird Registration Reminders

An item about the up-coming SITE conference and, in particular, the K-12 Online and Blended Learning SIG.

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Dear Michael Barbour,
This message is to remind you that the K-12 Online Learning SIG is seeking nominations for a new co-chair. If you are interested in running, please email your first and last name, profile picture, and brief bio (less than 300 words) outlining your qualifications for the position to our continuing co-chair Cecil R. Short at cecil.r.short@gmail.com. Nominations are open through next Monday, March 15th, and elections will begin on Tuesday, March 16th.
We are excited to let you know that we received many great presentation proposals for this year’s conference and can’t wait to see you in just a few weeks! If you are planning to attend the conference, you may want to register this week, as early bird pricing ends next Monday, March 15th.
Sincerely,
K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Cecil R Short
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