JITC - Volume 1, Issue 1

Table of Contents

Welcome Letter from the Editor
Martin A. Hoffman, Sr., Ed.D., Dean of Learning Resources, Rowan College at Burlington County, Pemberton, NJ

Welcome Letter from the Editor
Laura B. Zieger, Ed.D., Professor and Chairperson of Educational Technology, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Featured Essay: The Future of Online Learning and Community Colleges
Fred Lokken, Chair, Department of Business, Political Science & History, Professor, Political Science, Business & Social sciences Division, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

Exploration of Examples and Research of Services for Online Students
Daniel Ward, Doctoral Student, Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director of Online Learning, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
The convenience and popularity of online programs in higher education have been expanding and contribute to increased demand for online student services and resources. Resources and services are necessary for online students' successful registration for courses, access to academic services and support, attainment of learning objectives of courses and programs, and completion of academic programs.

The Case for Active Learning Strategies in Constructivist Distance Learning Environments
Remberto Jimenez, Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology Department, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Active learning strategies are used to support student learning via their interactions with others and with the content that is being learned. The body of research is replete with examples of how active learning strategies can be incorporated into traditional, brick and mortar classrooms. However, with the growth of online learning in higher education, strategies must be used to support learner success in such environments.