MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Vol. 9, No. 2, March 2013

CONTENTS


Abstracts of papers in this issue

   

 

   

SPECIAL ISSUE ON MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES

 

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A Message from the MERLOT Executive Director: MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services
Gerard L. Hanley

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Guest Editors' Preface to the Special Issue on MOOCs: An Academic Perspective on an Emerging Technological and Social Trend
George Siemens, Valerie Irvine, and Jillianne Code

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Research Papers
     

Patterns of Engagement in Connectivist MOOCs
Colin Milligan, Allison Littlejohn, and Anoush Margaryan

149

Learner Participation and Engagement in Open Online Courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University
June Ahn, Brian S. Butler, Alisha Alam, Sarah A. Webster

160

Realigning Higher Education for the 21st Century Learner through Multi-Access Learning
Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and Luke Richards

172

Case Studies
     

Wrapping a MOOC: Student Perceptions of an Experiment in Blended Learning
Derek O. Bruff, Douglas H. Fisher, Kathryn E. McEwen, and Blaine E. Smith

187

Liminal Participants and Skilled Orienteers: Learner Participation in a MOOC for New Lecturers
Marion Waite, Jenny Mackness, George Roberts, and Elizabeth Lovegrove

200

Concept Paper
     

Evaluating the Strategic and Leadership Challenges of MOOCs
Stephen Marshall

216

Position Paper
     

Massiveness + Openness = New Literacies of Participation?
Bonnie Stewart

228

The Inside Story: Campus Decision Making in the Wake of the Latest MOOC Tsunami
Marilyn M. Lombardi

239

MOOCs and the Liberal Arts College
Claudia W. Scholz

249

 

   

REGULAR ISSUE PAPERS

 

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Research Paper

     

Investigating Student Engagement in an Online Mathematics Course through Windows into Teaching and Learning
Teresa Petty and Abiola Farinde

261

Case Studies
     

Blended Learning: An Institutional Approach for Enhancing Students' Learning Experiences
Joanna Poon

271

Online Student Support Services: A Case Based on Quality Frameworks
Barbara L. Stewart, Carole E. Goodson, Susan L. Miertschin, Marcella L. Norwood, and Shirley Ezell

290


Call for Papers


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