Effectiveness of Cyber Charter Schools: A Review of Research on Learnings

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An Overview of Virtual School Literature

This study is focused on 9-12 grade virtual teachers as a means to understand and recognize the twenty-first century skills required within a virtual school environment. The goal of this qualitative

Value-added in a Virtual Learning Environment: An Evaluation of a Virtual Charter School

Evidence of negative transition effects in the first year for students who enroll in the online school is found, however, these effects dissipate after the firstyear and, in some instances, turn positive.

Cyber schooling: A revolution for the education system

Cyber Schools and MOOCs are a recent development in online education for unlimited free access and participation through the cloud. They are relevant for researchers and software professionals, not

Teacher Working Conditions: Perceptions of Novice and Experienced K-12 Virtual School Teachers.

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Qualitative case study on the perspective of Pennsylvania superintendents on distance education in K-12 public school districts

Distance education is rapidly changing the way K-12 students learn. School districts use it for course recovery, to supplement the curriculum with additional courses, and to offer alternative

Blended and Online Learning in K-12 Traditional School Districts of Southwestern Pennsylvania

National surveys regarding blended and online programs continue to document an increased enrollment of K-12 students. However, the overall research base for this age group remains limited. Although

Digital divides: K-12 student profiles and online learning

It is found that students identified with specific exceptionalities, students who identify as male, students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and students from cities or fringe rural areas were more likely to struggle in their online courses.

Built to win? Exploring the role of competitive environments on students’ creativity in design for additive manufacturing tasks

Students trained in dual DfAM generated more creative ideas compared to restrictive Dfam – but only when presented with the competitive design task, which will help educators develop design tasks that encourage the creative application of Df AM.

Homeschooling: An Updated Comprehensive Survey of the Research

This article provides a comprehensive summary of the English-language research and scholarship on homeschooling, organized into the categories of demographics, motivation, curricula, academic



Student achievement in charter schools: A complex picture

Since the inception of charter schools over a decade ago, policymakers have wanted to know how charter schools are performing. This is difficult to answer because there is no single charter school

Charter School Operations and Performance: Evidence from California

Analyses issues pertaining to accessibility, student achievement, governance and operation of charter schools in California. Research was conducted into: attendance; levels of achievement; oversights

Academic Achievement and Perceptions of the Learning Environment in Virtual and Traditional Secondary Mathematics Classrooms

Quantitative analysis revealed that online students consistently outperformed traditional students across the AAU subscales despite having lower proportions in a college preparation path and virtual students were more likely to perceive higher Teacher Support.

Teacher Interaction: Motivating At-Risk Students in Web-based High School Courses

Abstract At-risk high school students working in a Web-based beginning composition course interacted for seven weeks with an online teacher in one of four different styles of interaction. Students

A Study of the Effectiveness of the Louisiana Algebra I Online Course

The findings presented suggest that the Louisiana Algebra I Online model is a viable online model for providing effective Al algebra I instruction.

Technology Integration Practice as a Function of Pedagogical Expertise

Investigation of how teachers at various levels of technology use and teaching abilities used technology and how technology use related to general teaching practice found differences observed were associated with individual levels of teaching expertise.

A methodological morass? How we can improve quantitative research in distance education

An analysis and assessment of a segment of the DE research literature, DE/classroom comparison studies, based on a recently completed meta-analysis of that literature from 1985 to 2002 concludes that the 232 studies reviewed were judged to be of poor methodological quality and severely lacking in critical information about research practices.

Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature

This paper reviews open access literature in K-12 online learning and reports on a structured content analysis of the documents on themes in the literature include steady growth and a focus on the benefits, challenges, and broad effectiveness of K- 12 online learning.

Cyber and Home School Charter Schools: Adopting Policy to New Forms of Public Schooling

Cyber and home school charter schools have silently become a prominent part of the charter school movement. These alternative school models differ from conventional schools by relying on parents and

A Comprehensive Look at Distance Education in the K–12 Context

Abstract This review provides a comprehensive examination of the literature surrounding the current state of K-12 distance education. The growth in K–12 distance education follows in the footsteps of