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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

2015 Volume 19, Number 5

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Interview with Joe Freidhoff: A Bird's-Eye View of K-12 Online Learning

    Leslie Pourreau

    The intent of this article is to introduce long-time "Online Learning" readership to the field of K-12 online learning while also providing direction for the K-12 online learning scholars... More

    pp. 16-17

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  2. "When We Talk about Compliance, It's Because We Lived It": Online Educators' Roles in Supporting Students with Disabilities

    Mary Frances Rice & Richard Allen Carter

    As participation in online learning grows, so do concerns around the ways in which students with disabilities are served in virtual school programs, both full and part-time. At the crux of this... More

    pp. 18-36

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  3. An Examination of an Online Tutoring Program's Impact on Low-Achieving Middle School Students' Mathematics Achievement

    Shanan Chappell, Pamela Arnold, John Nunnery & Melva Grant

    The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the impact of synchronous online tutoring services on struggling middle school students' mathematics achievement. The online tutoring was... More

    pp. 37-53

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  4. Real-Time Virtual Teaching: Lessons Learned from a Case Study in a Rural School

    Michael K. Barbour

    Due to the challenges facing rural schools, many jurisdictions have resorted to the use of virtual school programs to provide curricular opportunities to their students. While the number of virtual... More

    pp. 54-68

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  5. Parent and Student Perceptions of Parent Engagement at a Cyber Charter High School

    Jered Borup, Mark A. Stevens & Lisa Hasler Waters

    As enrollments in cyber charter schools grow, it becomes increasingly important to understand how parents engage in their students' learning. Researchers have hypothesized that parental engagement ... More

    pp. 69-91

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  6. UDL in Online College Coursework: Insights of Infusion and Educator Preparedness

    LaRon A. Scott, Peter Temple & David Marshall

    Teacher education programs are increasing the use of online courses to train and prepare teachers. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework is one strategy used to effectively train and... More

    pp. 99-119

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  7. An Exploratory Factor Analysis and Reliability Analysis of the Student Online Learning Readiness (SOLR) Instrument

    Taeho Yu & Jennifer C. Richardson

    The purpose of this study was to develop an effective instrument to measure student readiness in online learning with reliable predictors of online learning success factors such as learning... More

    pp. 120-141

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  8. Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model

    Anthony G. Picciano

    The purpose of this article is to revisit the basic principles of technology planning as applied to online education initiatives. While not meant to be an exhaustive treatment of the topic, the... More

    pp. 142-158

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  9. Are There Metrics for MOOCs from Social Media?

    Alan Ruby, Laura Perna, Robert Boruch & Nicole Wang

    Since "the year of the MOOC" in 2012, the effectiveness of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has been widely debated. Some argue that MOOCs are not an effective mode of instructional... More

    pp. 159-170

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