Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens
George Mason University | GMU · Division of Learning Technologies

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The purpose of this chapter is to explore choice-making as intellectual agency for students with disabilities who are also English learners. Using a qualitative case study design, we documented choices learners made during a unit about leadership and media influences leading up to World War II. Learners exercised agency over with whom to collaborat...
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In blended learning environments, adolescents need help locating and evaluating online information about immigration that reflects a panoply of views – particularly views that have been ignored in traditional texts. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into adolescents' engagement with online texts on the topic of immigration and associate...
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As the pandemic and its deleterious effects on access and equity that sup-port the already tenuous proposal of inclusion ensue, the editors of this spe-cial issue offer five articles. Two of these articles focus on blended settings, two focus on fully online learning, and one article shares information about an intervention. Each of these research...
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This study described how 7th grade English Language Learners (ELLs) in a public middle school used the multimodal Technology Enhanced Knowledge Support System (TEKS2), to learn social studies content and vocabulary, as well as improve reading comprehension, by examining learner assessment scores, and by addressing their views of the experience. TEK...
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As blended programs continue to grow at the middle level, the importance of high-quality teaching cannot be overstated. The exponential growth in K-12 online learning opportunities has necessitated teacher education programs to prepare future educators to teach in online and blended learning environments (Archambault, 2011; Dawley, Rice, & Hinck, 2...
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Blended learning has grown rapidly in K-12 schools and is commonly seen as a potential vehicle to make learning more student centered by providing students with some level of control over their learning pace and path. As a result, blended learning is most likely to have a transformative eect when it is paired with constructivist learning strategies...
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Efforts to identify K-12 online instructional best practices and standards have been limited because they largely ignored students’ voice—the primary stakeholder in any educational context. In this case study, we conducted 20 interviews among 10 students enrolled in a cyber charter high school. Qualitative analysis of interviews found that students...
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As enrollments in cyber charter schools grow, it becomes increasingly important to understand how parents engage in their students’ learning. Researchers have hypothesized that parental engagement is even more critical when online students learn from home, but few researchers have examined parents’ engagement behavior–especially parents of adolesce...
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PurposeThe purpose of this chapter is to overview what extant research says about parental involvement in online learning environments. Methodology/approachThe approach in this chapter is a systematic review of literature focusing on engagement frameworks. FindingsParents have the potential to be the key to overcoming key concerns about attrition a...

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Discover how teacher educators and secondary teachers are using technology to have preservice teachers mentor secondary education students. Research outcomes of preservice teacher and student learning through such online partnerships.