MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2012


Abstracts of papers in this issue


Viewing Format


Research Papers


Contribution of Learner–Instructor Interaction to Sense of Community in Graduate Online Education
Jo L. Shackelford and Marge Maxwell


Examining Differences in University Implementation of iTunes U
Randy K. Yerrick and Joseph A. Johnson


Video Conferencing Guidelines for Faculty and Students in Graduate Online Courses
Cynthia Gautreau, Barbara C. Glaeser, L. Carl Renold, Shariq Ahmed, Joyce Lee, JoAnn Carter-Wells, Mark Worden, E. Douglas Boynton, and Jim Schools


Student Perceptions of a Hybrid Discussion Format
Yuankun Yao


Case Studies

Instructor-Made Videos as a Scaffolding Tool
Guohua Pan, Sandipan Sen, David A. Starrett, Curtis J. Bonk, Michael L. Rodgers, Mohan Tikoo, and David V. Powell


Proactive Intervention Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention in a Malaysian Distance Education Institution
Lai Cheng Tung


Concept Paper

A Three-Step Model for Designing Initial Second Life-Based Foreign Language Learning Activities
Feihong Wang, John K. Burton, and Jane Falls


Position Paper

"Which Technology Should I Use to Teach Online?": Online Technology and Communication Course Instruction
Carolyn S. Carlson, Philip J. Aust, Barbara S. Gainey, Stephen Jake McNeill, Tamara Powell, and Leonard Witt


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