From this morning’s inbox… Note the blended learning piece from my colleagues at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dear colleagues,In case you weren’t already aware, Vol. 8, 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 papers in this issue are listed below. Owing in part to a change in editorship and a number of associated operational issues in the early portion of this year, the journal is currently running a little behind on its publication schedule. We are working hard to publish the two remaining issues for this year within the next 2-3 months, and hope to resume on-time publication beginning with the release of Vol. 9, No. 1 in March 2013.JOLT VOL. 8, NO. 2 CONTENTSResearch PapersThe Role of Students’ Professional Experience in Online Learning: Analysis of Asynchronous ParticipationEdgard B. Cornacchione, Jr., Oenardi Lawanto, Rod P. Githens, and Scott D. JohnsonEthnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher EducationCarol Y. Ashong and Nannette E. CommanderStudent as Avatar: A Study of Informational Preferences in a Virtual World ClassMark MabritoBlended Learning for Academic Resilience in Times of Disaster or CrisisJulie Mackey, Fiona Gilmore, Nicki Dabner, Des Breeze, and Philippa BuckleyCase StudiesSystematic Development of Evidence-Based Faculty and Student Medication Calculation Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes through Asynchronous Electronic MediaLinda J. Porter-Wenzlaff, Janis N. Rice, and Lisa M. SieversCreativity and Wikis: Partnering Virtual Teams, Technology, and Social Work EducationPatricia Coccoma, Cheryl A. Peppers, and Jane K. MolhoekConcept PaperTowards a Better Experience: Examining Student Needs in the Online Classroom through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs ModelKaren L. MilheimKind regards,