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

  title={Effectiveness of Cyber Charter Schools: A Review of Research on Learnings},
  author={Cathy Cavanaugh},
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


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.
Online Teaching and Classroom Change: The Trans-Classroom Teacher in the Age of the Internet
Although face-to-face and online courses do indeed take place in separate environments, the social field of the teacher who teaches them increasingly includes both.
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.
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.
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
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
Distance Education Trends: Integrating new technologies to foster student interaction and collaboration
The benefits of using emerging technology tools such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts to foster student interaction in online learning are explored and the possible implications this influence affords are probed.
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
Video Games and the Future of Learning
Will video games change the way we learn? We argue here for a particular view of games—and of learning—as activities that are most powerful when they are personally meaningful, experiential, social,