Introduction to Online Learning Volume 23, Issue 3

As many of you know, The Online Learning Consortium publishes a journal, Online Learning.  This peer-reviewed scholarly journal is a nexus for OLC’s community of authors, readers, reviewers, and editors.  This community shares a passion for research that improves understanding of online education for students, faculty, instructional designers, and other professionals in both higher education and k-12 settings.

We recently published volume 23, issue 3 of Online Learning. The first group of papers contained in this special issue present research from selected presentations at OLC conferences, including both Accelerate 2018 and Innovate 2019.  The articles represent a variety of topics and issues and continue to stretch the boundaries of what we know about online and blended learning. (Special thanks to Patsy Moskal of the University of Central Florida for serving as guest editor for our conference papers!)  This third issue of 2019 also contains 8 articles that were received through our regular submission process.  This collection of studies advances our understanding of faculty, professional development, instructional design, student, research, and ethical concerns in online settings.   

We welcome you to read and share this issue with colleagues and to consider submitting your own research to Online Learning.