03 mai 2014

MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2014

MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2014
CONTENTS
Abstracts of papers in this issue.
SPECIAL SECTION ON MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (See also Vol. 9, No. 2, which is a full special issue on MOOCs.)

Foreword to the Special Section: MOOCs – Evolution or Revolution?
Sir John Daniel

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Research Papers
     

Challenges to Research in MOOCs
Helene Fournier, Rita Kop, and Guillaume Durand

  1

Participants' Perceptions of Learning and Networking in Connectivist MOOCs
Mohsen Saadatmand and Kristiina Kumpulainen

  16

Case Study
     

MOOCs: Striking the Right Balance between Facilitation and Self-Determination
Tita Beaven, Mirjam Hauck, Anna Comas-Quinn, Tim Lewis, and Beatriz de los Arcos

  31

Position Papers
     

MOOC Pedagogy: Gleaning Good Practice from Existing MOOCs
Maha Bali

  44

Teacher Experiences and Academic Identity: The Missing Components of MOOC Pedagogy
Jen Ross, Christine Sinclair, Jeremy Knox, Siân Bayne, and Hamish Macleod

  57

REGULAR PAPERS

Research Papers      

Online and Face-to-Face Teaching: How Do Student Ratings Differ?
Suzanne Young and Heather E. Duncan

  70

Questions that Get Answered: The Construction of Instructional Conversations on Online Asynchronous Discussion Boards
Dorothy J. Della Noce, Debora L. Scheffel, and May Lowry

  80

Task Value, Self-Regulated Learning, and Performance in a Web-Intensive Undergraduate Engineering Course: How Are They Related?
Oenardi Lawanto, Harry B. Santoso, Wade Goodridge, and Kevin N. Lawanto

  97

Testing the Effect of Hybrid Lecture Delivery on Learning Outcomes
Oskar R. Harmon, William T. Alpert, and James Lambrinos

  112

Audio Feedback versus Written Feedback: Instructors' and Students' Perspectives
Andrew J. Cavanaugh and Liyan Song

  122

Facilitating Group Discussions in Second Life
Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Scott Anstadt, Jamie Goldman, and Mary L. M. Lefaiver

  139

Position Paper
     

Strategies for Creating a Community of Inquiry through Online Asynchronous Discussions
Aimee deNoyelles, Janet Zydney, and Baiyun Chen

  153

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