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Journal of Online Learning Research

Dec 31, 2016 Volume 2, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Special Issue on Supporting Students in K-12 Online and Blended Learning Environments

    Jered Borup, George Mason University, United States; Lisa Hasler Waters, Flint Hill School, VA, United States; Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, United States

    K-12 online learning has grown dramatically the last decade. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that this growth has occurred despite course completion rates and standardized test scores... More

    pp. 327-331

  2. Online Student Perceptions of the Need for a Proximate Community of Engagement at an Independent Study Program

    Darin R. Oviatt, Brigham Young Uiversity, United States; Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University, United States; Jered Borup, George Mason University, United States; Randall S. Davies, Brigham Young University, United States

    Research suggests that collaborative learning designs for online courses which require interaction with teachers and peers promotes engagement and learning. K-12 students seek supplemental online ... More

    pp. 333-365

  3. The At-Risk Student’s Journey with Online Course Credit: Looking at Perceptions of Care

    Karis K. Barnett, The University of Central Oklahoma, United States

    To date, primary research studies have focused on examining the characteristics of successful online credit recovery programs and virtual high schools in the United States. Other research interests... More

    pp. 367-398

  4. Training for Online Teachers to Support Student Success: Themes from a Survey Administered to Teachers in Four Online Learning Programs

    Jacqueline Zweig & Erin Stafford, Education Development Center, Inc., United States

    In addition to teaching the subject matter, online teachers are tasked with supporting students’ understanding of the online environment as well as students’ progress, engagement, and interactions ... More

    pp. 399-418

  5. Electronic Learning Communities as a Support for Building Relationships with Students in a Statewide Virtual High School

    Jayme Linton, Lenoir-Rhyne University, United States

    This qualitative case study used Wenger’s (1998) communities of practice (CoP) framework to analyze how the ongoing electronic learning community (eLC) process at an established state virtual high ... More

    pp. 419-445

  6. Inquiring into Presence as Support for Student Learning in a Blended Learning Classroom

    Mark Stevens, George Mason University, United States; Mary Rice, University of Kansas, United States

    In blended learning models, students do part of their coursework online and part in small groups with teachers in classrooms. The presence (teaching, cognitive, social) that teachers need to assert... More

    pp. 447-473