Virtual School Meanderings

July 9, 2013

JOLT Vol. 9, No. 1

From the inbox this past Friday…

Dear Colleague,
Vol. 9, No. 1 of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at has been published and is available online. The contents of the issue are listed below. In this issue you will find 12 scholarly articles relating to various aspects of online learning and teaching. 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 in JOLT. (If they, too, would like to register to receive notification of newly published JOLT issues, they may do so here: )
As you may already know, Vol. 9, No. 2 of JOLT will be a themed 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). That issue is currently in production and will be published in the coming weeks.
Kind regards,
Mark J. W. Lee
Editor, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
CONTENTS – Vol. 9., No. 1

Research Papers
Learning Equity between Online and On-Site Mathematics Courses
Sherry J. Jones and Vena M. Long
Students’ Perceptions of Online Courses in a Graduate Adolescence Education Program
Barbara A. Burns
Online and Campus College Students Like Using an Open Educational Resource Instead of a Traditional Textbook
Brian L. Lindshield and Koushik Adhikari
Assessing Faculty Attitudes Toward Technological Change in Graduate Management Education
Owen P. Hall, Jr.
Preparing Faculty to Use the Quality Matters Model for Course Improvement
Carol Roehrs, Li Wang, and David Kendrick
The Complexity of Online Discussion
Jesse Rhoades and Rebecca Rhoades
Case Studies
Design Considerations for Supporting the Reluctant Adoption of Blended Learning
Wendy Freeman and Taunya Tremblay
Migrating Successful Student Engagement Strategies Online: Opportunities and Challenges Using Jigsaw Groups and Problem-Based Learning
Jose A. Amador and Helen Mederer
Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Parenting: A Glimpse into My Virtual Child
Shanna L. Graves
Concept Paper
Technology Acceptance and Performance in Online Learning Environments: Impact of Self-Regulation
Filiz Tabak and Nhung T. Nguyen
Position Papers
Faculty Leadership in Online Education: Structuring Courses to Impact Student Satisfaction and Persistence
Jeannine Kranzow
Face-to-Face versus Online Course Evaluations: A “Consumer’s Guide” to Seven Strategies 
Ronald A. Berk

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