New Research on K-12 Online Learning: Implications for Teacher Education
Robert Blomeyer, Learning Point Associates, United States ; Tom Clark, TA Consulting, United States ; Rosina Smith, Alberta Online Consortium, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Our proposed SITE Roundtable on our synthesis summarizes the latest in a series of research efforts sponsored by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) to answer questions about online learning and promote the growth of effective programs and practices. That new work is entitled "A Synthesis of New Research on k-12 Online Learning." The first presenter on our roundtable will be Dr. Tom Clark who offers an overview of the field of online learning. The second presenter will be Dr. Rosina Smith who will provide brief summaries of each of the eight studies, with an analysis of common themes, challenges, and issues in online learning. In the final part of the formal presentation, Dr. Robert Blomeyer will offer timely recommendations for researchers, policymakers, and teacher education practitioners based on the eight studies. Those recommendations will hopefully provide the stimulus for an animated, thirty minute discussion with the audience.
Blomeyer, R., Clark, T. & Smith, R. (2006). New Research on K-12 Online Learning: Implications for Teacher Education. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1461-1464). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).