Job Attainment and Perceived Role Differences of Cyberschool LeadersLeaders

Date
2016-01
Authors
Richardson, Jayson W.
Beck, Dennis
LaFrance, Jason A.
McLeod, Scott
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Publisher
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS)
Abstract
As cyberschooling options expand, it is vital that we understand the nuances of these particular learning opportunities. Because little research exists on leaders of K-12 cyberschools, this exploratory case study had two purposes. We first examined how 18 cyberschool leaders in the United States obtained their position. Second, we explored the perceptions of cyberschool leaders regarding the differences between their job and that of a traditional brick-and-mortar school leader. We found that cyberschool leaders tend to be predominantly new, technology savvy administrators who have some background in online learning. Main differences between cyberschool leadership and brick-and-mortar school leadership included interactions with students, teacher supervision, provision of professional development, and management of the day-to-day operations.
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Keywords
Education, Web-based instruction, Case method
Citation
Richardson, Jayson W.; Beck, Dennis; LaFrance, Jason; and McLeod, Scott, "Job Attainment and Perceived Role Differences of Cyberschool Leaders" (2016). Educational Leadership Studies Faculty Publications. 1. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/edl_facpub/1
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