Journal of Online Learning Research
Call for Proposals – Special Issue on Teacher PD in K-12 Online and Blended Learning
As the popularity of online and blended learning escalates in primary and secondary education, the need for quality professional development for these learning environments also grows. Research indicates that the skills of traditional or face-to-face teachers carryover to the online and blended learning environment; however, the paradigm shift often requires additional skills to account for the new instructional mediums. Adjustments to traditional instruction and even new skills are needed to implement blended learning philosophy with fidelity. Likewise, administrator expectations also have to be clarified in these new environments.
For this special issue, the co-editors are seeking submissions that share research and ideas for professional development programs that prepare future and current teachers for these new learning environments. An important emphasis for this special issue is on professional development programs and practices that exist and their impacts on blended and/or online learning practices. More specifically, the co-editors are seeking submissions that focus on the development, implementation, assessment, or other related topics focusing on professional development surrounding the online/blended learning communities, or in areas related to this genre of education. The goal is to publish scholarly papers from a broad category of topics with a focus on professional development in blended and/or online learning environments. Submissions must be based on scholarly research and should be grounded in a review of existing literature and theory when appropriate. All methods and approaches of research are welcome with an author agreement of understanding that all manuscripts will be subject to review and editorial revision.
Please submit manuscripts directly through the AACE submission link below.
Do not send manuscripts to the Guest Editors. The manuscripts must go through a double blind review process.
Note: Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors to propose an idea for submission to ensure the appropriateness of the proposed study for this venue.
Dr. Wendy Oliver, Ed.D.: Wendy@thrivist.com
Dr. Rebecca Parks, Ph.D.: RParks@teachingtodaysteachers.
Do you know what the submission deadline is? I don't see it on the AACE link either.