From Friday’s inbox… No K-12 specific items, but maybe some items of general interest.
Vol. 11, No. 2 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at http://jolt.merlot.org/currentissue.html) has been published and is available online. The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue are five research papers, six case studies and two position papers. I hope you will find this issue of JOLT to be very informative and engaging. Please take the time to forward this notice to colleagues who might also be interested in these articles.
As has been described in earlier communication to the MERLOT and JOLT communities, this is the last Issue of MERLOT JOLT. The merger of the Online Learning Consortium’s publication, Online Learning (formerly JALN) and MERLOT’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is now completed. If you wish to submit a manuscript in the future, please visit Online Learning.
Thank you once again for your support of JOLT over the years!
Rick Lumadue, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
CONTENTS – Vol. 11, No. 2
Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Environments of Rural Graduate Early Childhood Special Educators Utilizing Wimba© and Ecampus
Christian Coogle and Kim Floyd
What Do Current College Students Think about MOOCs?
Andrew W. Cole and C. Erik Timmerman
Reporting Plagiarism in the Online Classroom
Rick Holbeck, Scott Greenberger, Lori Cooper, John Steele, Stephanie Maher Palenque and Stefan Koukoudeas
Expanding The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to Examine Faculty Use of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) In Higher Education Institutions
Nafsaniath Fathema, David Shannon and Margaret Ross
Predicting Undergraduate Students’ Acceptance of Second Life for Teaching Chemistry
Zahira Merchant, Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt and Ernest Goetz
Interaction matters: Strategies to promote engaged learning in an online introductory nutrition course
Jinan Banna, Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Maria Stewart and Marie K. Fialkowski
Can Using Individual Online Interactive Activities Enhance Exam Results?
Lydia MacKenzie and Kim Ballard
E-learning Opens Door to the Global Community: Novice Users’ Experiences of E-learning in a Somali University
Mohammed Omer, Tina Klomsri, Matti Tedre, Iskra Popova, Marie Klingberg-Allvin and Fatumo Osman
Universal Design in Online Education: Employing Organization Change
Katherine J. Kirkpatrick
Continuously Improving Online Course Design using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle
Elizabeth A. Gazza
Literacy Candidates’ Perception of Competence in an Online Master of Science in Literacy Program
Mary Shea and Rosemary Murray
The Effectiveness of Online Learning: Beyond No Significant Difference and Future Horizons
Students’ Impression Management in MOOCs: An Opportunity for Existential Learning?