From the Editor's Desk
Here at the Journal of Educators Online (JEO) we want to bring you important new research on topics related to online teaching, learning and administration and we hope to continue doing so via open-access to all scholars without any fees for publishing or for journal subscriptions. We are happy to be able to offer an international academic publishing venue for scholars that is rigorous and committed to carrying forward the legacies of interdisciplinary online learning far into the future. We will endeavor to continue to strive for excellence to publish articles that provide quality scholarly contributions to the fields of blended, and mobile and e-learning.
This issue looks at issues that are familiar themes for online educators in a number of countries, such as, readability of textbooks in online courses, learning preferences, online pedagogical considerations, andEnglish as a second language online challenges.
The first article looks at online language teacher training in Turkey, but we find that the challenges faced there are not unique to one place, in fact, both the issues and the findings recommended in the study traverse across many countries and disciplines. The second article addresses a topic online educators donít always pay much attention to, textbooks for online courses and provides some interesting insights that can be applied across other academic disciplines. The third article goes back to the topic of language and explores the topic of augmented reality with respect to language learnerís vocabulary acquisition. Next, the fourth article shifts the focus to faculty and looks at online full-time faculty and what they think about online evaluations and evaluation processes. The fifth article discusses a topic that sometimes raises questions and discussions about learning style preferences. This study looked at whether the study found differences for males and females in Malaysia, but would be interesting to see if it could be replicable elsewhere. The next, sixth, article takes on another topic that could generate further discussions, that of attractiveness and whether it can have any effect on online students. The last article continues the tradition of closing the issue with a concept paper, this time a discussion about the topic of universal design, if it can be done and what the pedagogical as well as practical and realistic considerations are for online course design.
So, thank you for your readership and thank you for making the Journal of Educators Online (JEO) an important contributor to academic research globally. We look forward to your continued support and invite you to send us your submissions for future issues of JEO.
Ruth Gannon Cook
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of Educators Online, Volume 12, Number 2, July 2015