A Round-up of Distance Education Journals

by John D. Edwards


The Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR) is a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their impact on primary and secondary pedagogy and policy in primary and secondary (K-12) online and blended environments.

American Journal of Distance Education

AJDE is an internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. It is designed for a wide audience of teachers, trainers, adult educators, researchers and other specialists in education, training and communications. Edited by Michael G. Moore.

CADE : Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l’enseignement à distance

The Journal of Distance Education is an international publication of the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE). Its aims are to promote and encourage Canadian research and scholarly work in distance education and provide a forum for the dissemination of international scholarship.

Campus Technologies
This monthly publication focuses on the use of technology in higher education. Launched in October 2004, Campus Technologies replaces Syllabus magazine. Subscription options to electronic newsletters are also available. The Web site contains focus articles, white papers, forums, and links to special sections.

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
CJLT is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published 3 times annually by AMTEC (Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada). Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. Manuscripts may be submitted either in English or in French. CJLT was formerly called the Canadian Journal of Educational Communication (CJEC).

Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE)
CITE, an electronic publication of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), was established as a multimedia, interactive counterpart of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

D-Lib Magazine
D-Lib Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. The primary goal of the magazine is timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community. A convenient Title Index provides access to stories, briefings, and editorials in back issues.

DEOSNEWS is published monthly to the Web site of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE). Established in 1991, DEOSNEWS promotes distance education scholarship, research, and practice. Publication was suspended temporarily after Volume 12.3, but resumed as of January 2004 with Volume 13.1. It is produced by The Pennsylvania State University.

Distance Education
Distance Education is a journal published by Carfax Publishing, part of the Taylor & Francis Group and is available online. An online subscription provides full text access for this journal. Non-subscribers can browse the contents pages of online issues free of charge.

The Distance Education Systemwide Interactive Electronic Newsletter interactive is a searchable newsletter which was delivered via e-mail to subscribers until December 2003. Archived issues offer original articles that emphasize distance education themes or focus items.

Digital Education Review 
Digital Education Review (DER) is a scientific, open and peer review journal designed as a space for dialogue and reflection about the impact of ICT on education and new emergent forms of teaching and learning in digital environments. It is published half-yearly (June & December) and it includes articles in English or Spanish.

Educational Pathways
Educational Pathways (EP) is a paid-subscription, monthly newsletter available in print and online. It focuses on brief articles about the latest developments in higher education distance learning and teaching and features in-depth interviews each month. Educational Pathways is a member of the Sloan Consortium, the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, the Education Writers Association, the American Library Association, and the Distance Learning Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. EP is published by Lorenzo Associates, Amherst, New York.

Educational Technology Review (ETR)
ETR, an International Forum on Educational Technology Issues and Applications, was originally a print publication. It provides a multidisciplinary forum and focal point for AACE members to exchange information between disciplines, educational levels, and information technologies. Published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

EDUCAUSE Quarterly
EDUCAUSE Quarterly is a practitioner’s journal for college and university managers and users of information resources—information, technology, and services—published quarterly by EDUCAUSE.

The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)
An international forum for “practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of information systems and technologies in developing countries.” EJISDC is a joint publication of City University of Hong Kong, Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

European Journal of Open and Distance Learning
This journal is available online and by subscription. It offers “a forum for discussion of ODL issues at all educational levels and in all training contexts.” Information includes open and distance learning, education through telematics, multimedia, online learning and cooperation.

International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL)
IJEL serves as a forum to facilitate the international exchange of information on the current research, development, and practice of e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education. Formerly International Journal of Educational Telecommunications and the WebNet Journal. Published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)
The purpose of IRRODL is to disseminate scholarly knowledge in open and distance learning theory, research, and best practice to distance education practitioners and scholars worldwide. IRRODL also links to sections on Book Notes, Conference Notes and Technical Notes. The referred e-journal is published by Athabasca University.

The Internet and Higher Education
The Internet and Higher Education, a is 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 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.

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)
“The aim of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results.” JALN is a publication of the Sloan Consortium. The ALN Magazine is no longer published, but archives devoted to topics in Asynchronous Learning Networks are still available. Update: Online Learning (formerly JALN) promotes the development and dissemination of new knowledge at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice in online and blended environments. The goal of the journal is to bridge theory and practice to advance this evolving field.

Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society
The Italian e-Learning Association published this journal in both a print and an online version. The Journal is aimed at researchers, educators and professionals involved with technological innovation and online education as well as knowledge management. First published in 2005.
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH)
JEMH is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary forum to present and discuss research, development and applications of multimedia and hypermedia in education. Published by Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems
The Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems (JIDS) is a quarterly publication sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology® and published by the Learning Technology Institute® which is devoted to the issues, problems, and applications of instructional delivery systems in education, training, and job performance. Update: This journal has been merged into The Journal of Applied Learning Technology and is no longer being published. You can still view past issues.

Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR)
The Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR) publishes papers related to the underlying theory, design, implementation, effectiveness, and impact on education and training in interactive learning environments. Published by Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

EContent Magazine
http://www.EContentmag.com is the Web counterpart to EContent Magazine. It offers its readers “insight into the latest content technology, tools, and trends.” The Research Center is divided into sections such as Content Delivery, Digital Asset Management, Rich Media and many others. Each section contains news items, white papers and featured articles on the particular topic. Users may also search the site by keyword. Copyright 2003, Online: a Division of Information Today Inc.

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