Open Access Journals

  • Asian Journal of Distance Education, edited by Paul Kawachi, Ramesh Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra, aims to disseminate scholarly works and information useful to researchers and practitioners in the growing field of distance education in Asia. For more information on this useful resource, visit
  • CJLT: Canadian Journal of Learning Technology is a comprehensive source of research related to learning technologies. CJLT is published by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). To see what CJLT offers, please visit
  • Distances et savoirs, une revue scientifique sur l’enseignement à distance The French National Center of Distance Education and Hermès Science Publications have just edited its first journal dedicated to the study, analysis, design, and delivery of distance education. Written in French, this new journal focuses on international ODL research with European focus. For information, subscriptions, or to submit a contribution, please visit
  • Educause Publications offers a wide selection of books and resources for sale that focus on transforming education through technology.
  • Edutec-e Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa is a Spanish language e-journal that gathers articles and reflections on educational technology. It is also a platform for dialogue, exchange of ideas, and participation, and forms part of a larger project, Edutec. Comunidad Virtual de Tecnología Educativa (Edutec Virtual Educational Technology), hosted by the Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain.
  • European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. EURODL is a journal dedicated to the discussion of European ODL issues at all educational levels and all training contexts. This journal is available in English, French and German.
  • The International Journal of Education and Development IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development, particularly less developed parts of the world, and rural and remote regions of developed countries. Emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines. IJEDICT brings together research, action research and case studies to assist in the transfer of best practice, development of policy, and the creation of theory.
  • International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) is an open access e-journal dedicated to the international landscape of mobile learning.
  • International Journal of Internet Research Ethics (IJIRE) The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal.
  • International Journal of Open Educational Resources The International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) is a bi-annual, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic publication sponsored by the American Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization. IJOER also has the support of the International Council of Open and Distance Education’s (ICDE) OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC) which serves as a global advocate of OER that works to increase global recognition of OER; and to provide policy support for the uptake, use and reuse of OER. The aim of IJOER is to provide a venue for the publication of quality academic research with an emphasis on representing Open Educational Resources in teaching, learning, scholarship and policy.
  • International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (IJSTL) is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University. This e-Journal is an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning and its applications in higher and tertiary education. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process.
  • Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l’enseignement à distance. The Journal of Distance Education is an international publication of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). Original material is published in English or French.
  • The Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed e-journal published quarterly by The State University of West Georgia, which contains manuscripts based on the work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs.
  • Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) Published by the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University UK, JIME is an interactive e-journal in which submitted articles and open peer review are tightly integrated and central to the journal’s operation.
  • Journal of Interactive Online Learning focuses on providing a venue for manuscripts, critical essays, and reviews that encompass disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in regards to issues related to higher-level learning outcomes. JIOL is published by a joint effort of The University of Alabama, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Miami University, as well as faculty from other institutions.
  • Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (JOERHE) features content concerned with OER, Open Pedagogy, Open Access, Open Data, and similar topics focusing specifically within the context of Higher Education in the United States and Canada.
  • Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is published by the Distance and e-Learning Association of New Zealand. First published in 1995, The Journal of Distance Learning will appeal to readers with interests in: online or distance education, e-learning, flexible delivery systems, application of technology in distance and open learning to education, innovative teaching methods, open learning, and developments in the Pacific. For details, visit
  • Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed e-journal publishing papers that aims to add to the body of knowledge describing effective and innovative teaching and learning practice in the higher education environment. JUTLP an initiative of the University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • The Knowledge Tree e-journal of Flexible Learning in Vocational Education and Training is an Australia e-journal, that provides a wealth of information on e-learning in vocational and training settings.
  • The Learning Technology Newsletter is a publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT). This online resource has both current and archived back issues with articles, case studies and project reports related to advanced learning technology.
  • The Malaysian Journal of Distance Education. Distance education scholars, researchers and practitioners contribute to this bilingual (English and Malay) journal. Visit the journal’s webpage for links to English and Malay abstracts of the papers published.
  • McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'Education de McGill is a peer reviewed scholarly e-journal published by McGill University, Canada. Its articles are in both English and French.
  • Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. It is published four times a year by the International Council for Open and Distance Education - ICDE The aim of Open Praxis is to provide a forum for global collaboration and discussion of issues in the practice of distance and e-learning. Considering the international scope of the journal, contributions will be geographically and institutionally balanced. Individual issues of Open Praxis will have an overarching theme, described in the call for papers. Contributions are, however, also invited on other topics which fall within the sphere of interest of the journal. Open Praxis welcomes contributions which demonstrate creative and innovative research, and which highlight challenges, lessons and achievements in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.
  • Revista iberoamericana de educación a distancia (RIED) es una revista científica semestral, de acceso abierto, revisada por pares ciegos y editada por la Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia (AIESAD).
  • RUSC. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento, Universities and Knowledge Society Journal A bilingual (Spanish and English) refereed research journal focused on e-learning, university and the network society. RUSC is widely read and referenced, especially in the Spanish speaking world and is sponsored by the Open University of Catalonia (Spain) and the University of New England (Australia).
  • The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education is a peer-reviewed quarterly e-journal. International in scope, this scholarly e-journal publishes refereed articles focusing on the issues and challenges of providing theory, research and information services to global learners in any kind of distance education or open learning applications.

Distance Education Networks

  • Distance Educator is an educational resource hub that links educators, students, retailers, and professionals in a single network.
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education: ICDE is the leading global membership organization for the open and distance education community.
  • GUIDE: Global Universities in Distance Education Association - is a non-profit, non-political and non-secretarial organization. The Association finds its origin from the common need of Distance Universities (Open Universities) to promote and enhance education, by supporting research and increasing cooperation, respecting cultural diversities of each member.

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