Summaries of articles, books, and book chapters published by the Center

Latest Publications

An Examination of Dropout Rates for Hispanic or Latino Students Enrolled in Online K-12 Schools

August 15, 2016

As the number of online K-12 educational offerings continues to grow it is important to better understand key indicators of success for students enrolled in these classes.

Intervention in Online Writing Instruction: An Action-theoretical Perspective

June 01, 2016

This analysis argues for an interwoven perspective of motivation, engagement, agency, and action in Online Writing Instruction (OWI) compiled from shared elements of empirical research in online ed

Note-taking Habits of Online Students: Value, Quality, and Support

October 01, 2015

Do online students take notes when reading lecture content or watching video lectures? Can they benefit from note-taking supports, such as graphic organizers, to improve their study skills?

Understanding Online K-12 students Through a Demographic Study

December 01, 2014

Online K-12 learning opportunities have proliferated, but much remains to be understood about the characteristics of participating students.

Understanding Online Teacher Best Practices: A Thematic Analysis to Improve Learning

December 01, 2014

The purpose of this study was to examine brick-and-mortar and online teacher best practice themes using thematic analysis and a newly developed theory-based analytic process entitled Synthesized Th

Transforming and Turning Around Low-performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning

Transforming and Turning Around Low-performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning

May 01, 2014

This review of the literature examines online learning as a core strategy for bold, dramatic curricular reform within transformational or turnaround models in improving low-performing K-12 schools.

Interventions in online writing instruction:  Supporting student success

Interventions in Online Writing Instruction: Supporting Student Success

June 01, 2013

An intervention is a counseling action an instructor may use to support a student who struggles to work productively in an online writing instruction (OWI) course.

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Developing a Framework for Research in K-12 Online Distance Education

October 01, 2012

The long-term effect and influence of educational experiences on K‑12 learners necessitates empirical research of innovations and discoveries in the field prior to their implementation in the class