Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

OLJ publishes original research on online and blended learning primarily in higher education contexts.  The journal is ranked in the top 15% of all journals in the field of education by H Index according to Scopus/Scimago Lab.

 

Section Policies

2019 OLC Conference Special Issue

Editors
  • Patsy Moskal
  • Anthony Picciano
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Special Conference Issue: AERA Online Teaching and Learning SIG

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Jennifer Richardson
  • Peter Shea
  • Karen Swan
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Access

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Administrative Perspectives

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Best Practices

GUIDELINES FOR LESSONS FROM THE FIELD PAPERS A good practitioner-based manuscript will provide as much as possible of the following: 1. Background on a) the theory or theories, b) research results or other literature, and/or c) unique situation(s) that initiated the search for and design of the practice. 2. Sufficient detail about the setting (the institution, department, or program) so that readers can assess whether the practice may be applicable to their own setting. 3. Sufficient detail about the practice so that others may duplicate the practice if they desire to. 4. Evidence about the practice's outcomes, such as learning analytics, data on effectiveness, or other evaluation data. 5. Analysis of the practice's strengths and weaknesses. 6. Recommendations to others about use or modification of the practice. These manuscripts will use APA (6th Edition) for formatting and references. DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR LESSONS FROM THE FIELD PAPERS 1)Background: Brief information about the study (e.g., what initiated the need for the study; problem of practice(s)/problem statement: what is the issue(s) being studied; other literature relating to this problem; theory or theories) 2) Setting: where the problem and investigation occurred (e.g., type of institution or organization, department, or program) 3) Investigation & Practice: describe how the issue was studied and describe the practice that was derived from the outcomes/findings 4) Analysis: analyze the practice in terms of strength, weakness, further application in other settings 5) Recommendations: provide recommendations to others about using the practice, modifications of the practice, any future research needed 6) Please use APA: These manuscripts will use APA (6th Edition) for formatting and references.

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Blended and Experiential Learning

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Blended Learning

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Case Studies

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Comparisons Between Traditional and Online Environments

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Critical Reviews

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Cultural and International Perspectives

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Empirical Studies

Editors
  • Chen Guo
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Faculty Attitudes and Student Engagement

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Faculty Issues

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Faculty Development

Editors
  • Chen Guo
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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For Profit

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Instructional Support of Online Student Interactions

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Integrating Accessibility into Online Higher Education

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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K-12

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Learning Technology and Organizations: Transformational Impact

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Lessons From the Field

GUIDELINES FOR LESSONS FROM THE FIELD PAPERS A good practitioner-based manuscript will provide as much as possible of the following: 1. Background on a) the theory or theories, b) research results or other literature, and/or c) unique situation(s) that initiated the search for and design of the practice. 2. Sufficient detail about the setting (the institution, department, or program) so that readers can assess whether the practice may be applicable to their own setting. 3. Sufficient detail about the practice so that others may duplicate the practice if they desire to. 4. Evidence about the practice's outcomes, such as learning analytics, data on effectiveness, or other evaluation data. 5. Analysis of the practice's strengths and weaknesses. 6. Recommendations to others about use or modification of the practice. These manuscripts will use APA (6th Edition) for formatting and references. DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR LESSONS FROM THE FIELD PAPERS 1)Background: Brief information about the study (e.g., what initiated the need for the study; problem of practice(s)/problem statement: what is the issue(s) being studied; other literature relating to this problem; theory or theories) 2) Setting: where the problem and investigation occurred (e.g., type of institution or organization, department, or program) 3) Investigation & Practice: describe how the issue was studied and describe the practice that was derived from the outcomes/findings 4) Analysis: analyze the practice in terms of strength, weakness, further application in other settings 5) Recommendations: provide recommendations to others about using the practice, modifications of the practice, any future research needed 6) Please use APA: These manuscripts will use APA (6th Edition) for formatting and references.

Editors
  • Chen Guo
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Research

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Military Online Education Research

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Mobile Learning

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Online Discussion Analyses

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Online Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Open Educational Resources

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Planning, Design, and Evaluation

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Qualitative Perspectives

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Review of Literature

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Scale

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Social Engagement in Online Learning

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Student Issues and Challenges

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Student Perspectives

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Student Retention and Interaction

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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Learner Engagement

Editors
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Peter Shea
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2018 OLC Conference Special Issue

Editors
  • Jill Buban
  • Laurie Dringus
  • Sturdy Knight
  • Patsy Moskal
  • Anthony Picciano
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Peer Review Process

Online Learning adheres to traditional standards of double-blind peer review.

 

Publication Frequency

Online Learning is published 4 times a year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Fees for Publication

The journal does not charge fees for publication and is provided as a service to the OLC and broader education communities.

 

Digital Archiving Policy

OLJ uses the PKP/PLN digital archiving policy.

 

Open Access

As a condition of publication, the author agrees to release their copyright under a shared licence, specifically the Creative Commons - Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY) License. See: < https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/>.

This licence allows anyone to reproduce OLJ articles at no cost and without further permission as long as they attribute the author and the journal.