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Multiple Roles of the Teacher in the K-12 Online Learning Environment: Cautions for Teacher Education

, Sacred Heart University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


While the use of online learning at the K-12 level of growing exponentially, the availability of empirical evidence to help guide this growth is severely lacking. This proposal provides a systematic review of K-12 online learning literature related to the changing role of the teacher in the virtual school environment. A critical examination of the literature supporting the use of K-12 online learning reveals a lack of research, along with substantial methodological issues surrounding the limited existing research. The review ends with a call for researchers in this field to continue to focus on the conditions under which K-12 online learning can be effective.


Barbour, M. (2014). Multiple Roles of the Teacher in the K-12 Online Learning Environment: Cautions for Teacher Education. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1521-1526). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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