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Supporting K-12 Online Learners: Developing a Mentorship Program

Abstract Online education is unique in part for the relatively high degrees of autonomy afforded learners. Self-direction and self-regulation, along with support, are essential for students to succeed. The site of this action research project was a new, small online public charter school for middle and high school students, Foothills Academy Connected (FAC). The purpose of this action research project was to develop an online learner support system that was built around mentorship and based on the four areas identified by the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) (Roblyer & Davis, 2008); thoroughly document the process; and examine its influence on students and the researcher. This study was focused on: (a) identifying students’ main... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Edwards, Clea (Author) / Buss, Ray R (Advisor) / Archambault, Leanna (Committee member) / Kennedy, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational technology / mentorship / online education / online learning / student support / virtual school
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 201 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Administration and Supervision 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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