MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2008

CONTENTS

Abstracts of papers in this issue

From the Editors

 

Special Issue on Next Generation Learning/Course Management Systems
 
Introduction by the Guest Editor

This special issue includes a Reader Response Wiki at:  http://jolt.wiki.asu.edu/
 

   
Special Issue Papers

Section 1: Research on Design and Usage


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Blackboard as the Learning Management System in a Computer Literacy Course, Florence Martin

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Lifelong Learning and Systems: A Post-Fordist Analysis, Patricia McGee and Marybeth Green

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Learning Management Systems of the Future: Theoretical Framework and Design, Farhad Saba

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Section 2: Defining Tools for a New Learning Space      

Wikis as a Tool for Collaborative Course Management, Mark Frydenberg

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Defining Tools for a New Learning Space: Writing and Reading Class Blogs, Sarah Hurlburt

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The LMS Mirror: School as We Know IT versus School as We Need IT and the Triumph of the Custodial Class, Gary Brown and Nils Peterson

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Section 3: Visioning Future Spaces
 

     

Deepening the Chasm: Web 2.0, Gaming, and Course Management Systems, Bryan Alexander

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Identity, Power, and Representation in Virtual Environments, Frank Vander Valk

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Breaking into the Fulcrum Arena: A Concept Paper Looking Beyond Next Generation LMS, Shalin Hai-Jew

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Regular Papers


Research Papers      

Structuring Asynchronous Discussions to Incorporate Learning Principles in an Online Class:  One Professorís Course Analysis, Andria Young

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The Overall Effect of Online Audio Conferencing in Communication Courses:  What do Students Really Think?, Lynn M. Disbrow

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Investigating the Connection between Usability and Learning Outcomes in Online Learning Environments, Gabriele Meiselwitz and William A. Sadera

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Self-aware and Self-directed: Student Conceptions of Blended Learning, Susan L. Greener

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A Case Study      

Teaching People to Bargain Online: The Impossible Task
Becomes the Preferred Method,
Carolyn D. Roper

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Call for Papers:  Winter 2008 Issue
August 31st Deadline


   
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