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Optimizing K-12 Education through Online and Blended Learning

Book Description

The integration of information and communication technologies in education is unavoidable, as an increasing percentage of educators embrace modern technology, others are faced with the decision to reevaluate their own pedagogical practices or become obsolete. To meet the needs of students, one must first define what stipulates a successful K-12 student, the best practices of online classrooms, the warning signs for low-performing students, and how to engage web-based students. Optimizing K-12 Education through Online and Blended Learning addresses the models, support, cases, and delivery of K-12 online education. Seeking to further the conversation about the most effective ways to integrate ICT into the classroom, this publication presents theoretical frameworks to support educators and administrators. This book is an essential collection of research for teachers, administrators, students of education, IT professionals, developers, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  6. Chapter 1: Online Coaching as Teacher Training
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THIS CHAPTER
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
    6. COGNITIVE PRESENCE
    7. TEACHING PRESENCE
    8. SOCIAL PRESENCE
    9. EMOTIONAL PRESENCE
    10. THE MATH COACH PROGRAM
    11. CONCEPTUALIZATION OF ONLINE COACHING
    12. FINDINGS
    13. DISCUSSION
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. FURTHER RESEARCH
    16. REFERENCES
    17. ENDNOTE
  7. Chapter 2: Optimizing K-12 Education through Effective Educator Preparation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FIELD AND CLINICAL COMPONENTS NEEDED IN EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 3: A Model for Teacher Training to Improve Students' 21st Century Skills in Online and Blended Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEW SKILLS FOR THE 21 CENTURY
    4. USING FILMS AT SCHOOL
    5. FILM AND MEDIA EDUCATION IN TEACHER TRAINING
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
    12. APPENDIX: QUESTIONNAIRE
  9. Chapter 4: Current Trends and Perspectives in the K-12 Canadian Blended and Online Classroom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS
    4. CANADIAN DISTANCE EDUCATION: COAST TO COAST TO COAST
    5. TRENDS AND ISSUES
    6. THE WAY FORWARD
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 5: Factors Influencing International Student Success in a K-12 Blended Learning Program
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXT FOR THE RESEARCH
    4. METHOD
    5. UNEXPECTED FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 6: The Psychological Domain
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. FINDINGS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: Introducing the Teaching and Learning Benefits of the WWW in Aboriginal Schools
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE PROJECTS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Blended and Online Learning in K-12 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INQUIRY THROUGH BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Teaching Strategies and Tactics in K-12 Blended Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MEETING CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION USING THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM MODEL
    4. DEFINITION OF FLIPPED CLASSROOM (FC) MODEL
    5. PEDAGOGICAL RATIONALE FOR THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM (FC) MODEL
    6. BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM (FC) MODEL: THREE CASE STUDIES
    7. CONSIDERATIONS WHEN IMPLEMENTING FLIPPED CLASSROOM (FC) MODEL
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 10: iPad Usage and Appropriate Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE EMERGENCE OF MOBILE LEARNING
    4. GENERAL BENEFITS OF THE iPAD
    5. BENEFITS OF iPADS IN K-12 CLASSROOMS
    6. iPADS FOR TEACHER USAGE
    7. iPADS FOR STUDENT USAGE
    8. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS TO CONSIDER
    9. RESEARCH DOCUMENTED CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
    10. PRACTITIONER OBSERVED CHALLENGES
    11. 1-TO-1 iPAD SUCCESSES
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 11: Optimizing an Online Learning Course Using Automatic Curating in Sliding Mode
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 12: Authentic Assessment Construction in Online Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 13: Case Studies of Scaffolded On-Line Inquiry in Primary and Secondary Classrooms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CONTEXT
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. BACKGROUND: THE NEED FOR DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE
    5. THE SYNERGY BETWEEN SCIENCE INQUIRY AND ICT
    6. THE CASE STUDIES
    7. RESEARCH DESIGN
    8. RESULTS AND FINDINGS
    9. IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES ACROSS CONTEXTS
    10. AFFORDANCES AND LIMITATIONS
    11. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors