Introducing the Journal of Online Learning Research

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Published on October 23, 2014

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The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) just announced the start of a new peer-reviewed, open access publication called the Journal of Online Learning Research. It is an international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in primary and secondary (K-12) online and blended environments. This webinar will delve into the focus and scope of the journal, what types of manuscripts the editorial team are looking for, the review process, and suggestions for proposing future special issues.

1. Research Webinar Series Hosted by:

2. Disclaimer: This webinar will be recorded and shared publically. Consequently, anything shared during this webinar, including chat comments, could be shared publically. This webinar may represent a presenter’s or an attendee’s personal views, opinions, conclusions and other information which do not necessarily reflect those of MVU and/or the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute and are not given nor endorsed by MVU/MVLRI unless otherwise specified.

3. Introducing the Journal of Online Learning Research Leanna Archambault Associate Professor Arizona State University Kathryn Kennedy Senior Researcher MVU’s MVLRI

4. Agenda • History of the Journal • Scope, focus, & emphasis • Submission & review processes • Special issues • Current stats & expectations • Questions?

5. History of the Journal • 2010-2011 – Rick Ferdig, Cathy Cavanaugh, Joe Freidhoff, Susan Lowes, and Niki Davis IJKOBL • 2013 – SITE Conference – Need to find a publisher – Proposal submitted to AACE • 2014 – AACE accepted proposal • 2015 – First issue will be published Spring

6. Scope • Peer-reviewed, quarterly publication • Open access • International • Theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic • Understanding technology and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in K-12 online and blended environments

7. Focus JOLR is focused on publishing manuscripts that address online learning, catering particularly to the educators who research, practice, design, and/or administer in primary and secondary schooling in online settings.

8. Emphasis • JOLR is both international and interdisciplinary • Looking for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research from multiple fields and disciplines that have a shared goal of improving K-12 education • Highlighting implications for research, policy, and practice.

9. Submission & Review Processes • AACE’s publication system – aace.org/ • Click on “Publications” • Click on “Author Guidelines & Submissions”

10. Submission & Review Processes • APA format; no more than 30 pages, double-spaced, including references and images • Review process: 1. Reviewed first by co-editor-in-chiefs 2. If article meets scope and format, sent to three reviewers 3. Reviews due within a month 4. Decision made and sent to authors

11. Special Issues • 1-2 issues a year will be special issues • Note: Guest editors can only be author or co-author on one of the articles in special issue • Submit a proposal to us, and include: • Topic and description of special issue and relevance of that topic to the field • Timeline for special issue • CVs of guest editor(s) • Potential authors for special issue

12. Current Stats and Expectations • Began accepting submissions in August 2014 • Received 7 papers total • 4 were editorially rejected • 1 rejected after review • 2 are still out for review • Current expectations: • 4-5 articles per issue • 3-4 issues per year

13. Questions Leanna Archambault leanna.archambault@asu.edu Kathryn Kennedy kkennedy@mivu.org

14. MVLRI Research Webinar Series Upcoming Webinar: Date & Time: Tuesday, 10/28, 3pm eastern time Topic: Fall Collaborative Presenters: Beth Robelia; Elena Geiser Hogan

15. Contact us! Email: MVLRI@mivu.org Facebook: /mvlrinstitute Twitter: @MVLRI_MVU LinkedIn: michigan-virtual-learning-research-institute

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