8.01 An Online Journal as a Virtual Learning Environment
In this article we report on recent efforts to extend the educational impact of the journal through online publishing activities. We begin by reviewing our early attempts at establishing an online presence for the journal. We then consider the impact of developments in academic publishing, the changing online experiences of readers, and our educational goals on the design of our current online journal site. We discuss the current publishing site in detail and examine data on user patterns over the past several years. Finally, we outline the major features of a next generation publishing site designed to enhance and expand the educational program of the journal.
Natriello, G. & M. Rennick. (2006). An Online Journal as a Virtual Learning Environment. In J. Weiss, J. Nolan, & P. Trifonas, (eds.), International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishing.