June 15, 2008
It is with much
appreciation and excitement that we present our
first “special” issue of JOLT, offering a collection
of invited papers that were solicited and selected
by our guest editor, Colleen Carmean of Arizona
State University, who has worked tirelessly to bring
this issue together. As an online journal, we have a
unique opportunity to identify topics of interest to
our readership – and to quickly respond to “hot
topics” in a timely manner.
We believe that the
future of how we will teach online is a
pressing issue – and one that will evolve over time.
And, it is our mission to document this evolution.
JOLT seeks to provide a venue for the scholarly work
of our colleagues as they explore new approaches to
In the interest of
continuing to offer a venue for your scholarly work,
we are pleased to also offer five "regular" articles
on a variety of topics that were submitted and
reviewed via our established peer review process.
Edward Perry, Ph.D.
Michelle L. Pilati, Ph.D.
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching