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American Journal of Distance Education

2013 Volume 27, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Investigation of a Special Education Program in a Public Cyber Charter School

    Carrie Spitler, Jeanne Repetto & Cathy Cavanaugh

    For students with disabilities who are at risk of leaving high school without graduating, virtual schools have become a popular alternative to traditional schools. One promising approach to... More

    pp. 4-15

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  2. Measuring Success: Examining Achievement and Perceptions of Online Advanced Placement Students

    Sharon Johnston & Michael K. Barbour

    The purpose of the research was to compare student performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams from 2009 to 2011 at Florida Virtual School and to explore student perceptions of their online course... More

    pp. 16-28

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  3. Identifying the Priorities and Practices of Virtual School Educators Using Action Research

    Kara Dawson, Nancy Fichtman Dana, Rachel Wolkenhauer & Desi Krell

    This study examined the nature of thirty virtual educators' action research questions during a yearlong action research professional development experience within a large, state-funded virtual... More

    pp. 29-39

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  4. The Nature of Parental Interactions in an Online Charter School

    Jered Borup, Charles R. Graham & Randall S. Davies

    A belief commonly held in the K-12 education community is that parents can have a positive impact on their child's learning. However, little research has examined parental involvement in an online ... More

    pp. 40-55

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  5. Preservice Teachers' Experience in a Virtual School

    Kathryn Kennedy, Cathy Cavanaugh & Kara Dawson

    Situated in the theoretical perspective of phenomenology, the purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of three preservice teachers who voluntarily participated in a field placement ... More

    pp. 56-67

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  6. Speaking Personally--With Joe Freidhoff

    Tom Clark

    This article presents an interview with Joe Freidhoff, the director of online learning research and innovation at the "Michigan Virtual University"[R] ("MVU"[R]), a nonprofit corporation in... More

    pp. 68-72

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