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The accessibility and flexibility of fully online courses in higher education is well-accepted, and well-researched. While in school education there have been pockets of fully online delivery - usually limited to students unable to attend school due to distance - online and distance education providers are increasingly accommodating students who do not attend school for social, medical, religious or philosophical reasons. At the same time schools and education systems are considering the economic and educational benefits of online delivery when that allows for rationalisation of teaching loads or broadening student subject choices. Thus it is timely to consider research by Rehn, Maor and McConney (2016) examining high school courses delivered by synchronous videoconference. To what extent do high school students experience 'teacher presence' in this mode of learning?
While previous studies of internet use amongst adolescents have looked at factors such as well-being, depression and social isolation, in this analysis of the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) 2012 data Associate Professor Alberto Posso from RMIT University focussed on how internet use affects educational outcomes. Using the PISA survey questions, the study reviewed educational outcomes and three types of internet use among 15 year olds who:
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