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The U.S. K-12 Virtual Schooling

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Ting Yuan

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of The U.S. K-12 Virtual Schooling

Theoretical Framework
Social constructivist
Universal design
Other media-related cognitive perspectives
(Clark, 1997; Fletcher & Tobias, 2005; Levy, 2000; Kress, 1997)
An Evaluation of 73 Publicly-funded K-12 Virtual Programs
in the U.S.

Ting Yuan, Stephen Asunka, Hui Soo Chae, & Chingfu Lan

Teachers College
Columbia University
Current state of PFVS programs in the U.S.:
Employment of pedagoy and technology
Media structure What we know so far: we started from here A Brief Historical Look
73 PFVS programs:
Statements and rationales of 62 school programs
40 online demo lessons of four programs

Trend of PFVS Programs Established Accumulatively by Year (N=73) Content Categories in Statement of Rationale of PFVS Programs (N=62) Data Sources: The U.S. K-12 Publicly Funded Virtual Schooling So.... Stenographic training
in1852 (Mattews, 1999) Broadcasting tech in the 1920s TV tech in the 1960s Electronic email in the 1970s and the World Wide Web in the early 1990s . Online vs. Face-to-face
(e.g. Machtmes & Asher, 2000; Zhao et al., 2005) Multimedia Tools Used in Virtual Demo Lessons (N=40) Methodology

Reports (e.g. NACOL & SREB)
Google Search
Open & axial coding

students' individualized learning
individualized teaching
cater to every student including
those with special needs equitable envrionment
equitable resources and
new and everchanging tech
innovative tech
information literacy
technology literacy
21st century knowledge and skills Outline
A brief historical look
Research purpose
Theoretical framework
Data sources

The potential of virtual learning
Seamless integration of web 2.0 technologies
Research on best practices
A paradigm shift
21st-century New Literacies Education Equity Use of Innovatiive Technologies Differentiated Teaching & Learning Findings Limitations

Data collection in Spring 2009
Demo lessons of four schools
Mission statements and rationales (62)

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