Virtual School Meanderings

June 9, 2017

Online Learning Consortium’s Call for Articles in the Online Learning Journal

Note this call for articles – which includes some focus on K-12 – that may be relevant to readers.

Good Morning,

The Online Learning Journal, formerly the Journal of Asynchronous Learning, wishes to invite the presenters at the 2017 AERA Annual meeting to publish in a special issue devoted to the Online Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group (OTL-SIG).  The Online Learning Journal (OLJ) is the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) scholarly journal providing readers with rigorous peer-reviewed research in a variety of educational contexts from k-12 to higher education in the US and internationally. The journal is currently in the midst of an extended effort to further develop quality and rigor in systematic inquiry in online learning in support of the larger mission of the Online Learning Consortium. OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

About the Special Issue: Topics for the special issue include but are not limited to research on:

  • Strategies for student engagement
  • Virtual or online K-12 schools
  • Community of Inquiry, including Social Presence, Teaching Presence and Cognitive Presence
  • Online Interaction (e.g. Instructor, peer-to-peer)
  • MOOCs
  • Strategies for online discussions
  • Online group work
  • Blended learning and flipped classrooms
  • Integration of tools for online learning environments
  • Retention in online courses and programs
  • Instructor readiness
  • Designing for the online environment
  • Assessment strategies and issues

Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research articles are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the Special Issue, please complete the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/G7Pks01ckV4Nc71x2 .

  • Then, please submit manuscripts through the Open Journal System (OJS), the OLC journal system. Please select the Special Conference Issue: AERA Online Teaching and Learning SIG within the OJS submission process.
  • Author Guidelines include general APA Style 6th edition except for single-spacing requirement. Papers should be about 6,000-8,000 words. The Guide for Authors can be found here: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/guide-authors/
  • For detailed assistance with APA style, refer to Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  • Please note that contributors will also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Preliminary Timeline:

  • Intention to submit June 20th
    • send author and contact information, abstract from AERA presentation or updated abstract
  • Invited authors notified June 16-30th
  • Submission of full manuscript through the OLC journal system July 31st
  • Send out manuscripts for review on Aug 1st-4th
  • Return to editors on August 28th
  • Feedback from special issue editors on Sept 8th
  • Revised articles due back to editors by September 25th
  • Send manuscripts for copyediting on October 15 (absolute last day to be included)
  • Special Issue published December 15th (anticipated)

 

*Final acceptance notifications will not be delivered until after revised manuscripts have been submitted.

Special Issue Editors:

Dr. Jennifer C. Richardson (jennrich@purdue.edu)
Dr. Karen Swan (kswan4@uis.edu)
Marquetta Strait (straitm@purdue.edu)

Attachment: OLC Call for Articles from Online Teaching and Learning SIG_2017

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