E-Learning Academic Journals
These journals and magazines publish distance learning research, cover education technology news and developments, review course management systems, and offer best practices for e-learning use and integration.
American Journal of Distance Education (ISSN 0892-3647) AJDE is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. Distance education describes teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated and communication between them is through technologies such as audio and video broadcasts, teleconferences and recordings; printed study guides; and multimedia systems.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (ISSN 0814-673X) AJET is a refereed journal publishing research and review articles in educational technology, instructional design, educational applications of computer technologies, educational telecommunications and related areas.
Campus Technology (http://www.campustechnology.com) Campus Technology provides in-depth, aggressive coverage of specific technologies, their uses and implementations, including enterprise resource planning; e-learning and course management systems; presentation technologies; communication, portal, and security solutions - all the important issues and trends for campus IT decision makers.
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt) The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. 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.
Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CDLR) (ISSN 1528-5804) CITE is an electronic publication of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), established as a multimedia, interactive counterpart of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
Educational Technology & Society (ISSN 1436-4522) Official peer-reviewed Journal of the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society and the IEEE Learning Technology Task Force.
Educational Technology Research and Development (ISSN 1556-6501) Educational Technology Research and Development is published by the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, and is billed as the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology. Its Research section covers original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Its 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.
Educational Technology Review (ISSN 1065-6901) Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's member journal is the focal point for AACE members to exchange information between disciplines, educational levels, and information technologies.
E-Learning and Digital Media (ISSN 2042-7530) E-learning and Digital Media is a peer-reviewed international journal directed towards the study and research of e-learning in its diverse aspects: pedagogical, curricular, sociological, economic, philosophical and political. The journal explores the ways that different disciplines and alternative approaches can shed light on the study of technically mediated education.
Electronic Journal of E-Learning (http://www.ejel.org/) The Electronic Journal of e-learning provides perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of e-learning initiatives. The journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the field of e-Learning. The journal accepts academically robust papers, topical articles and case studies that contribute to the area of research in e-learning.
European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (ISSN 1027-5207) This journal 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.
Indian Journal of Open Learning (http://www.ignou.ac.in/ijol/journal.html) IGNOU has been publishing the Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL) since 1992 to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in the field of distance and open learning. The journal is internationally contributed, subscribed and abstracted. From 1992 to 1996 IJOL was published twice a year and from 1997 onwards, it has been published three times in a year, in January, May and September.
Innovate (ISSN 1552-3233) 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 government settings.
Instructional Science (ISSN 1573-1952) Instructional Science is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology. It is an interdisciplinary refereed scholarly journal aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of the nature, theory and practice of the instructional process and of the learning to which it gives rise. The journal's conception of "instruction" is broad-based, recognizing that there are many ways to stimulate and support learning. Papers published in recent years represent a wide variety of perspectives from the learning sciences. The journal covers learning by people of all ages, in all areas of the curriculum, and in informal as well as formal learning contexts.
International Journal of Education and Development using ICTs (IJEDICT) (http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/) (IJEDICT) is an online journal that strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in low and middle income countries and and rural and remote regions of high income countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas in order to transfer best practice, policy development and theory creation.
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) (http://online-journals.org/i-jet) This interdisciplinary journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning. So it aims to bridge the gape between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. So it covers the full range from research, application development to experience reports and product descriptions.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (ISSN 1492-3831) First published in July 2000, IRRODL is a refereed, interactive online journal published by Athabasca University. The purpose is to contribute and disseminate to practitioners and scholars worldwide scholarly knowledge in each of three areas: theory, research, and best practice in open and distance learning.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln/index.asp) JALN is published online, twice a year, by Vanderbilt University for the ALN Center, and consists of articles that explore various policies, strategies and models of asynchronous online learning.
Journal of Distance Education (ISSN 0830-0445) The Journal of Distance Education is an international publication of the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE). Its aim is to promote and encourage scholarly work of an empirical and theoretical nature that relates to distance education in Canada and throughout the world.
The Journal of Distance Learning (http://www.deanz.org.nz/journal/) 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.
Journal of Distance Learning Administration (http://www.westga.edu/~distance/jmain11.html) The Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the Web.
Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (http://www.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/) The e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST) is an International peer-reviewed electronic journal. The Journal is an multifaceted publication with content likely to be of interest to policy makers, managers, investors, professional staff, technical staff, and academics within education and training.
The Journal of Interactive Online Learning (http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/) The 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. It is published by a joint effort of The University of Alabama, the University of Texas at Tyler, The University of Idaho, as well as other faculty from other institutions.
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) (http://jolt.merlot.org/) Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and the use of multimedia to improve online learning, instructional design theory and application, online learning and teaching initiatives, use of technology in online education, and innovative online learning and teaching practices. It is published by MERLOT, the premier respository of online learning materials.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education (http://www.iste.org/jrte/) The quarterly JRTE publishes articles that report on original research, system or project descriptions and evaluations, syntheses of the literature, assessments of the state of the art, and theoretical or conceptual positions that relate to educational computing.
The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment (JTLA) (http://escholarship.bc.edu/jtla/) The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment is a peer-reviewed, scholarly on-line journal addressing the intersection of computer-based technology, learning, and assessment. Hosted by Boston College, it is also supported by the Hewlett Foundation and the Gates Foundation.
Learning Technology (ISSN 1438-0625) The Learning Technology is a quarterly publication of IEEE Computer Society - Technical Committee on Learning Technology (LTTC) and aims to report the activities of Learning Technology Task Force including various announcements, work in progress, projects, participation opportunities, additions/modifications to the Web site and so on.
Open Learning (ISSN 0268-0513) 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.
Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal (http://www.thejournal.com/) T.H.E. Online contains information, news and activities related to the use of educational technology, and includes monthly features, editorials, news, an Educator's Evaluation section, Industry Perspective, product reviews and other areas of interest.
The Technology Source (ISSN 1532-0030) The Technology Source was a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical published between 1997 and 2003, whose purpose was to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that would assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.
TechTrends (ISSN 1559-7075) TechTrends is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology. It is a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field.
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/) International in scope, this scholarly e-journal will publish refereed articles focusing on the issues and challenges of providing theory, research/ information services to students enrolled in any level of distance education on open learning applications.