Two JOLT articles that may be of interest - Virtual worlds and games
Some of you may be interested in the following articles, which appear in the current issue of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT):
Soto, V. J. (2013). Which instructional design models are educators using to design virtual world instruction? MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(3), 364–375.
Vogel-Walcutt, J. J., Del Giudice, K., Fiorella, L., & Nicholson, D. (2013). Using a video game as an advance organizer: Effects on development of procedural and conceptual knowledge, cognitive load, and casual adoption. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(3), 376–392.
You may also be interested to know that the previous issue of JOLT (Vol. 9, No. 2 - June 2013) was a themed special issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), guest edited by George Siemens, Valerie Irvine, and Jillianne Code. Following the success of that issue, the first 2014 issue (Vol. 10, No. 1) will include a special section containing a further five articles on MOOCs. If you would like to register to receive notification of newly published JOLT issues, you may do so here: http://grapevine.merlot.org/joltnews/joltlistserv.php?action=add .