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A Newcomer’s Lens: A Look at K-12 Online and Blended Learning in the Journal of Online Learning Research

, , Brigham Young University, United States ; , Touro University California, United States ; , Brigham Young University, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In this study, the authors analyzed 51 articles published between 2015 and 2018 inclusive in the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR). The purpose of this study was to examine the trends regarding article topics, geography, research methods and article types, authorship, and citation frequency. The results indicated that JOLR gave additional attention to K-12 blended learning; compared to the field overall. Another common topic was professional development, with one special issue and the majority of top-cited articles related to this topic. Most of the studies were conducted in the United States, by researchers also located in the US. Finally, more than half of the studies employed inferential and interpretive methods. Future research is needed to examine if the trends from this study continue over a more extended period and if these results reflect the development of and change in the field of K-12 online and blended learning.

Citation

Hu, M., Arnesen, K., Barbour, M.K. & Leary, H. (2019). A Newcomer’s Lens: A Look at K-12 Online and Blended Learning in the Journal of Online Learning Research. Journal of Online Learning Research, 5(2), 123-144. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .