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Virtual Learning News – July 2014

Virtual Learning News

by Mark Sivy

Virtual Learning News

Here are some highlights and links to what was reported in July 2014 concerning virtual schooling and online courses:

Virtual School Offers 48 Courses for High School Credit – As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School offers 48 online high school and Advanced Placement courses to any middle and high school student in Louisiana for high school credit….

A Virtual Analysis – A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches…

Educators at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Choose to Form Teachers Union – A clear majority of educators employed by the California Virtual Academies (CAVA), an online charter school affiliated with K12, Inc., have signed petitions to join the California Teachers Association (CTA)…

Extra: Illinois Virtual School Looks to Expand OfferingsIllinois Virtual School stayed out of the fray this spring when a political fight broke out over creating a new virtual charter school in the western Chicago suburbs…

Use a Personal Learning Network to Keep Up With Instructional Technology – Given the pace and breadth of technology innovation these days, keeping up with the latest in instructional technology is difficult to do alone, especially if you’re not sure where to begin…

Ghosts, Stars, and Learning Online: Analysis of Interaction Patterns in Student Online Discussions – Discussions are commonly used in online teaching and have been shown to foster student learning and collaboration. This case study uses content analysis to explore the interaction patterns of student online discussions during a semester-long teacher preparation course using concepts from sociometry…

University Virtualisation in Latin America – This article analyses the process by which higher education in Latin America is being digitalised, and how it is radically changing the educational dynamics in the region. The incorporation of digital technology implies a transformation of traditional distance education and the creation of new distance education dynamics…

Students’ Learning Behavior, Motivation and Critical Thinking in Learning Management Systems – Computer mediated communication (CMC) offers new opportunities for learners to create communities of inquiry that allow for more active learning…

Peer Learning in Virtual Schools – This article is about peer-to-peer learning amongst students within K–12 virtual schools. This issue is examined through a case study of experiences of three students with disabilities enrolled in one virtual school and that of their parents, teachers, and school administrators…

NMC And Cosn Release The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition – The NMC and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), with the support of HP, are releasing the NMC Horizon Report 2014 K-12 Edition at a special session at the 2014 NMC Summer Conference in Portland, Oregon. This sixth K-12 edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in education…

Reflection Point – “There are two fundamental equalizers in life – the Internet and education.” ~ John Chambers