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Mathematical Thinking and Learning Vol. 14, No. 2 (2012) pp. 149–172
This article presents a design experiment in which we explore new structures for classroom collaboration supported by a classroom network of handheld graphing calculators. We describe a design for small group investigations of linear functions and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 276–281
This brief paper reports findings from an ongoing analysis of the electronic portfolio program required for early childhood, elementary, and middle school teacher certification at Central Missouri State University. The focus of this paper is on the...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2010) pp. 73–90
The primary purpose of the current study was to examine barriers to the use of distance education and explore related factors in small and low-income rural schools. Data were collected via a telephone survey with administrators or other qualified...
Distance Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (2014) pp. 324–344
Rural schools in the USA use online courses to overcome problems such as attracting and retaining teachers, geographic isolation, low student enrollment, and financial constraints. This paper reports on the reasons that 39% of rural high school...
Journal of Research in Rural Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (2009) pp. 1–15
A national survey of rural school systems in the United States was conducted to determine the extent to which distance education is being utilized by rural schools, the technologies used, the curriculum areas impacted, the perceived needs for...
Supporting Online Learning for Advanced Placement Students in Small Rural Schools: Conceptual Foundations and Intervention Components of the Facilitator Preparation Program
Rural Educator Vol. 31, No. 1 (2009) pp. 29–37
This paper examines the need for interventions to support students who are taking advanced placement courses in small rural districts and describes the Facilitator Preparation Program (FPP) as a strategy to address this need. Issues in the delivery...
Distance Education Vol. 33, No. 3 (2012) pp. 331–345
The purpose of this study was to examine rural school district administrators' satisfaction with distance education in the United States and to identify factors that may contribute to their satisfaction. Telephone interviews were conducted with...
Effectiveness of Using Learner-Centered Principles on Student Retention in Distance Education Courses in Rural Schools
Distance Education Vol. 29, No. 3 (November 2008) pp. 211–229
This article examines the effectiveness of training facilitators in secondary schools to follow APA learner-centered principles to support learners in distance education. The study was a cluster-randomized control trial with 36 match pairs of...