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Fostering Student Success and Engagement in a K-12 Online School
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, , Northwest Nazarene University, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Although questions exist about the effectiveness of online education, it is a growing part of the pantheon of educational choices available to students in America today. Online education first gained popularity for advanced learners, but at-risk populations are increasingly enrolling in online learning environments. This study explores student achievement in a K-12, full-time, online learning environment and the effect parents have on student success. Themes from semi-structured interviews found parents of current or former students in a full-time, online school perceive multiple facets of student success in the online environment. Online K-12 schools can provide support to families by communicating, being transparent with tools, and individualizing instruction. Students must be self-motivated, engaged and participating, and accountable for their own learning. Parents should be available to monitor, mentor, and motivate students.

Citation

Curtis, H. & Werth, L. (2015). Fostering Student Success and Engagement in a K-12 Online School. Journal of Online Learning Research, 1(2), 163-190. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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