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11787Vol. 9, No. 2 (Special Issue on MOOCs) of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is available online

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  • Lee, Mark
    Sep 10, 2013
      Dear colleagues,

      Vol. 9, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at http://jolt.merlot.org/) has been published and is available online. The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, nine of which comprise the much-awaited Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), guest edited by Dr. George Siemens (Athabasca University), Dr. Valerie Irvine (University of Victoria), and Dr. Jillianne Code (University of Victoria). The remaining three articles are regular-issue articles relating to various aspects of online education. I hope you will find several articles of interest, and that you will take the time to forward this notice to colleagues who might also be interested.

      Due to the overwhelming interest and the large number of high-quality submissions we received for the MOOCs special issue, we will be publishing a second special section on this topic as part of an upcoming issue. If you would like to register to receive notification of newly published JOLT issues, including the issue containing the upcoming special section, you may do so at the following URL: http://grapevine.merlot.org/joltnews/joltlistserv.php?action=add .

      Kind regards,

      Mark J. W. Lee
      Editor, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

      *** JOLT VOL. 9, NO. 2 CONTENTS ***


      A Message from the MERLOT Executive Director: MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services
      Gerard L. Hanley

      Guest Editors' Preface to the Special Issue on MOOCs: An Academic Perspective on an Emerging Technological and Social Trend
      George Siemens, Valerie Irvine, and Jillianne Code

      * Research Papers *

      Patterns of Engagement in Connectivist MOOCs
      Colin Milligan, Allison Littlejohn, and Anoush Margaryan

      Learner Participation and Engagement in Open Online Courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University
      June Ahn, Brian S. Butler, Alisha Alam, Sarah A. Webster

      Realigning Higher Education for the 21st Century Learner through Multi-Access Learning
      Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and Luke Richards

      * Case Studies *

      Wrapping a MOOC: Student Perceptions of an Experiment in Blended Learning
      Derek O. Bruff, Douglas H. Fisher, Kathryn E. McEwen, and Blaine E. Smith

      Liminal Participants and Skilled Orienteers: Learner Participation in a MOOC for New Lecturers
      Marion Waite, Jenny Mackness, George Roberts, and Elizabeth Lovegrove

      * Concept Paper *

      Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs
      Stephen Marshall

      * Position Papers *

      Massiveness + Openness = New Literacies of Participation?
      Bonnie Stewart

      The Inside Story: Campus Decision Making in the Wake of the Latest MOOC Tsunami
      Marilyn M. Lombardi

      MOOCs and the Liberal Arts College
      Claudia W. Scholz


      * Research Paper *

      Investigating Student Engagement in an Online Mathematics Course through Windows into Teaching and Learning
      Teresa Petty and Abiola Farinde

      * Case Studies *

      Blended Learning: An Institutional Approach for Enhancing Students' Learning Experiences
      Joanna Poon

      Online Student Support Services: A Case Based on Quality Frameworks
      Barbara L. Stewart, Carole E. Goodson, Susan L. Miertschin, Marcella L. Norwood, and Shirley Ezell