New Issue of the Online Learning Journal (OLJ)


Dr. Peter Shea

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We recently published Issue 22:2 of Online Learning (OLJ) the official scholarly journal of the Online Learning Consortium.  This issue of OLJ includes four articles from the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) reporting on projects funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

The objective of the DETA Research Center is to advance student access and success through evidence-based online learning practices and technologies with an emphasis on assisting underrepresented individuals (e.g. Pell Grant eligible, first-generation college, minorities, and students with disabilities), through rigorous research.  This collection of articles reflect that mission and was guest-edited by Dr. Tanya Joosten of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Co-Director of DETA.

This issue of OLJ also includes 11 articles from our regular submission process. These articles discuss a broad range of themes, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), gamification, new approaches to online course development, online discussion, and interaction. We also include a book review in Section II of this issue.

Please read, discuss, and share these new studies and consider contributing to the scholarly dialogue represented in OLJ.

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