Distance Education and Online Learning Journals

  • American Journal of Distance Education
    AJDE is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. With increasing numbers of individuals and institutions becoming involved in these various forms of distance education, the AJDE offers a solid foundation of valuable research-based knowledge about all aspects of the pedagogy of the field.

  • Association for Learning Technology Journal
    The Association for Learning Technology Journal (ALT-J) aims to promote good practice in the use of learning technologies in education and industry and facilitate collaboration between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. Typical subjects for submission include: theoretical debate on and analysis of the relationship between learning, teaching, design and technology; evaluative studies of technology use in the teaching and learning process; studies of the impact of technologies on roles within the educational context; assessment of the potential of technological advances in education; analyses of policy and strategy at institutional, national and international levels; survey papers.

  • Campus Technology
    Campus Technology is the only monthly publication focusing exclusively on the use of technology across all areas of higher education. Campus Technology provides in-depth coverage of specific technologies and their implementations, including wireless networks and mobile devices; enterprise resource planning; eLearning and course management systems; "smart classroom" technologies; telecom, Web, and security solutions - all the important issues and trends for campus IT decision makers.

  • Distance Education
    Distance Education is the official journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Inc. (ODLAA). The journal has an international focus and publishes peer-reviewed articles which aim to engender and disseminate research and scholarship in open, flexible, distance education and training.

  • Educational Technology Research & Development
    Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology. The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g., in corporate training settings). The Development Section publishes research on planning, implementation, evaluation and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments. Each issue also includes book reviews, international reviews, and research abstracts.

  • The European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning
    The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL), relaunched in 2004, publishes the accounts of research, development and teaching for Europe in its most inclusive definition, exploring the potential of electronic publishing. Furthermore, EURODL presents scholarly work and solid information about open, distance and e-learning, education through telematics, multimedia, on-line learning and co-operation.

  • Innovate: Journal of Online Education
    Innovate is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed online periodical published by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. The journal focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and governmental settings. Articles generally fall into one of the following categories: Applied Research and Advanced Practice, Development, Commentary, and Ideas to Watch.

  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
    The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed, open access e-journal that aims to disseminate research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide. IRRODL is available free of charge to anyone with access to the Internet.

  • The Internet and Higher Education
    The Internet and Higher Education is a quarterly journal devoted to addressing contemporary issues and future developments related to online learning, teaching, and administration on the Internet in post-secondary settings. It is a peer-reviewed refereed journal intended to be a vehicle for scholarly presentation and dissemination of contributions, theoretical and applied, significantly addressing innovative deployments of Internet technology in instruction and reporting on research to demonstrate the effects of the Internet and information technology (IT) on instruction in various contexts in higher education. The journal is international and interdisciplinary, inviting contributions from across the globe and from various academic disciplines. The journal provides a venue for theory papers, research studies, critical essays, editorials, reviews, case studies, and social commentary contributions. Special issues are often devoted to specific topic areas with guest editors assisting in the editorial process.

  • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
    The aim of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results. Our mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning. Papers emphasizing results, backed by data are the norm. Occasionally, papers reviewing broad areas are published, including critical reviews of thematic areas. Papers useful to administrators are welcome. Entire issues are published from time-to-time around single topic or disciplinary areas. The Journal adheres to traditional standards of double-blind peer review, and authors are encouraged to provide quantitative data; currently JALN's acceptance rate is 25%. The original objective of the Journal was to establish ALN as a field by publishing articles from authoritative and reliable sources. The Journal is now a major resource for knowledge about online learning.

  • Journal of Computer Mediated Communication
    The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines. Acceptable formats for submission include original research articles, meta-analyses of prior research, synthesizing literature surveys, and proposals for special issues.

  • Journal of Educational Technology & Society
    The Journal of Educational Technology & Society seeks academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The aim of the journal is to help them better understand each other's role in the overall process of education and how they may support each other.

  • Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
    The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the World Wide Web. The journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of practioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs.

  • Open Learning
    This is a leading international journal in the field of open, flexible and distance learning. Open Learning is widely subscribed to and read throughout the world by those in specialist distance education institutions, and also by those using distance, flexible and technology based forms of learning in conventional education and training contexts. Readers are drawn from all levels of education and training both in the private and public sectors and from academic, administrative and technical functions. Open Learning publishes three kinds of articles: theoretical and evidence-based scholarly articles reflecting developments in open, distance and e-learning; shorter practical articles describing the implementation of forms of open, flexible and distance learning likely to interest our international readership; book reviews. Articles are peer reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field, are accepted from contributors world wide and reflect developments in the field globally.

  • Quarterly Review of Distance Education
    The Quarterly Review of Distance Education is a rigorously refereed journal publishing articles, research briefs, reviews, and editorials dealing with the theories, research, and practices of distance education. The Quarterly Review publishes articles that utilize various methodologies that permit generalizable results which help guide the practice of the field of distance education in the public and private sectors. The Quarterly Review publishes full-length manuscripts as well as research briefs, editorials, reviews of programs and scholarly works, and columns. The Quarterly Review defines distance education as institutionally-based formal education in which the learning group is separated and interactive technologies are used to unite the learning group.

  • Technological Horizons in Education
    T.H.E. Journal is dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology. Launched in 1972, T.H.E. Journal was the first magazine to cover education technology. Each issue contains news, trends, and “how-to” features for K-12 technology decision-makers. Featured topics include networking, security, policy and advocacy, telecom, hardware/software, the smart classroom, mobile computing and wireless, eLearning, technology funding, professional development, technology support--all the important issues for administration and teaching. Each month, T.H.E. Journal also contains product reviews, best practices, peer-written articles, and “in-the-trenches” reporting.

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