About International Journal on Innovations in Online Education

Editors-in-Chief: John M. Long and Carol Johnson

Founding Editors: John R. Bourne, Donald Z. Spicer and Frank Mayadas

ISSN Print: 2377-9519

ISSN Online: 2377-9527

© Published by Begell House Inc., 2023

The purpose of IJIOE is to explore the blue-sky question: What innovations does online learning provide to support contemporary learning challenges at the post-secondary, high-school, and vocational and industrial training levels? These challenges, which include inclusive education, student wellbeing, student accessibility, disaster planning and recovery, and curriculum differentiation, align with key global challenges and concerns facing the international education community. The journal aims to explore these challenges, report on innovative ways to address them, and promote international collaborations across both disciplines and schooling levels (i.e., high school versus post-secondary levels).

We define online learning as being teaching that aligns with scholars Allen and Seaman (2014) who identify a fully online course as one that occurs more than 80 percent in the online space. Further, the learning occurs at a distance (i.e., not co-located) between teacher and students (Seaman, Allen & Allen, 2018).

Our perspective is that if you want a great student learning experience, you need to have open educational resources, (e.g., online labs, open-access resources) and have curriculum differentiation that goes beyond “online archiving” into a learning management system and consider online pedagogy to support personalization of student learning.

We look to use the journal as a platform to highlight how innovations in online education around the globe can prepare students with digital literacy skills, for global citizenship, and for future employability. The journal emphasizes what is new, innovative, and on the cutting edge in educational frontiers. We look to supply our readership with focused original papers and reviews that are part of the scholarly discourse. The journal aims to be of benefit to emerging online educators through the sharing of wisdom and practical experience. The journal is published four times per year at the outset.

Areas of Interest

  • Simulations in online education
  • Virtual Worlds for online education (2D and 3D)
  • Analytics
  • Student services
  • Marketing
  • Big data
  • The LMS space (Open source, Comparative analyses)
  • Automation of infrastructure activities
  • The STEM perspective (Disciplinary examples)
  • Open source (OERs in various disciplines)
  • ePortfolios
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous (Product examples e.g. VoiceThread and many others)
  • Grading methods (Automated, Paper grading)
  • Faculty satisfaction: the role of faculty
  • Student satisfaction
  • Chatbots as a paradigm
  • Grading methods (Testing, Paper grading)
  • Faculty satisfaction: the role of faculty
  • Student satisfaction
  • Chatbots as a paradigm
  • Grading methods (Testing, Paper grading)
  • Plagiarism assessment Student authentication
  • Prior learning assessment
  • Badging and alternative curricular design approaches
  • Knowledge construction
  • International work and global collaboration
  • Group work: successes and failures
  • Legal, Rights, Responsibilities
  • Accessibility/disabilities
  • Financial models
  • MOOCs
  • Innovations in many disciplines (Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Health Care, including nursing and medicine, Liberal Arts, Law, Business)
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