E-Learning at the K-12 Level: An Overview of the Relevant Literature

Nadeem Saqlain*, Dennis Mulcahy**, Michael K. Barbour ***
*-** Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
*** Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California, USA.
Periodicity:September - November'2020
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jsch.16.2.17590


This paper presents an overview of the relevant literature in the field of the K-12 e-Learning. The literature suggests that e- Learning at the K-12 level has been growing exponentially. The main focus of this paper is to describe some foundational concepts such as what is K-12 e-learning, how has it grown, how is the technology employed, and what is the role of an eteacher. Researchers in the field agree that K-12 e-learning is a form of distance education in which teacher and learners are separated in time or space, and occur through an organization, which offers formal instruction via the internet. The types of e-Learning have been identified. The growth and rationale for e-Learning have been described. Some other relevant aspects of K-12 e-Learning such as virtual school management and student support have been discussed. The challenges of K-12 online learning are also a part of this paper. The necessary attributes for successful online learning environments.


K-12 Online Learning, Virtual Schooling, E-Learning, Cyber Schooling

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Saqlain, N., Mulcahy, D., and Barbour, M. K. (2020). E-Learning at the K-12 Level: An Overview of the Relevant Literature. i-manager's School Educational Technology, 16(2), 39-51. https://doi.org/10.26634/jsch.16.2.17590


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