About Cascade Journal of Knowledge
The purpose of the Cascade Journal of Knowledge is to disseminate knowledge (open-access) from scholars and to enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning through a rigorous double-blind peer-review of pedagogical practice. The journal achieves this through a unique and innovative journal format: scholars submit a screencast/video (3-8 minutes) of a topic taught for class or research results that is reviewed for publication as Knowledge Modules. Online pedagogical content is created and vetted by professors through the double-blind peer-review process. By reviewing both content and delivery, the journal seeks to bring the same rigour to teaching practice that is typically reserved for academic research. Students access a credible online knowledge source, approved by professors, that is easily accessible. CJOK replaces Wikipedia, blogs, magazines, etc. as an academic source and augments lectures, textbooks, etc. as the first peer-reviewed screencast/video knowledge dissemination journal.
The double-blind peer-review system is an essential aspect of the publication process of Knowledge Modules. Through the review process, the Cascade Journal of Knowledge is:
- Ensuring the quality of the Knowledge Modules’ content and pedagogy;
- Encouraging scholars to improve their teaching practices;
- Extending scholars’ sphere of influence;
- Documenting teaching excellence as a peer-reviewed journal publication; and
- Contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning.