MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2015


Abstracts of papers in this issue



Research Papers


Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Environments of Rural Graduate Early Childhood Special Educators Utilizing Wimba© and Ecampus
Christan Coogle, Kim Floyd


What Do Current College Students Think about MOOCs?
Andrew W. Cole, Ph.D, C. Erik Timmerman, Ph.D


Reporting Plagiarism in the Online Classroom
Rick Holbeck, Scott Greenberger, Lori Cooper, John Steele, Stephanie Maher Palenque, Stefan Koukoudeas


Expanding The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to Examine Faculty Use of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) In Higher Education Institutions
Nafsaniath Fathema, David Shannon, Margaret Ross


Predicting Undergraduate Studentsí Acceptance of Second Life for Teaching Chemistry
Zahira Merchant, Ernest Goetz, Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt


Case Studies


Interaction matters: Strategies to promote engaged learning in an online introductory nutrition course
Jinan Banna, Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Maria Stewart, Marie K. Fialkowski


Can Using Individual Online Interactive Activities Enhance Exam Results?
Dr. Lydia MacKenzie, Dr. Kim Ballard


E-learning Opens Door to the Global Community: Novice Usersí Experiences of E-learning in a Somali University
Mohammed Omer, Tina Klomsri, Matti Tedre, Iskra Popova, Marie Klingberg-Allvin, Fadumo Osman


Universal Design in Online Education: Employing Organization Change
Katherine J. Kirkpatrick


Continuously Improving Online Course Design using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycley
Elizabeth A. Gazza


Literacy Candidatesí Perception of Competence in an Online MS in Literacy Program
Mary Shea, Rosemary Murray


Position Paper


The Effectiveness of Online Learning:Beyond No Significant Difference and Future Horizons
Tuan Nguyen


Studentsí Impression Management in MOOCs: An Opportunity for Existential Learning?
Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal


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