Online Journals

Online Journals and HETS publicationsThe following list of online journals covers areas of using technology in teaching, strategies used to integrate technology and assessment in determining outcomes in students learning, retention strategies using innovative technologies, and how administrators can provide leadership, among a few. Most Journals are free, but may require a registration to access.

HETS Online Journal – The HETS Online Journal is provided as a service to the entire academic community. As a communication vehicle for educators who employ various forms of technology to teach Hispanic students, the HETS Online Journal serves a purpose to amplify the message about how we can use technology to improve our pedagogy. As technology advances continue to come to market, an independent voice regarding the use of technology is essential. It is our hope that our journal fulfills such a need.

HETS publications – As part of its efforts to increase awareness on the uses/advantages of technology to improve education, support and effective use of technology, and disseminate best practices and common interests, HETS has launched a series of publications that reach more than 8,000 representatives and contacts. These publications include a members-only newsletter, a magazine on relevant topics for our members, and key special reports on topics discussed through roundtable initiatives developed among our members.

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Campus Technology Magazine (formerly Syllabus) – Monthly publication focusing on the use of technology in higher education, especially information technology issues and trends.

Chief Learning Officer – Monthly online magazine focuses on solutions for enterprise productivity, including the use of e-learning and technology for workplace training and support.

Comunicar – All articles in the journal are in English and Spanish; articles, authors and topics with a decidedly international and Latin American outlook; the journal is now in its 19th year and has published 1497 articles of research, experiences, reflections and proposals; the journal appears in 202 international data bases, journal impact assessment platforms, selected directories, specialized portals and hemerographic catalogues…; (Read more)

Canadian Journal of Distance Education – The Journal of Distance Education is an international publication of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). Its aims are to promote and encourage Canadian scholarly work in distance education and provide a forum for the dissemination of international scholarship. Original material in either English or French is invited in three broad categories: (a) Scholarly articles and research papers that focus on issues related to distance education; (b) Reports that highlight unique solutions to critical problems, short descriptions of work underlying new or innovative programs or contemporary events, and brief notes on research in progress; and (c) Dialogues devoted to the discussion or debate of issues in distance education that may arouse controversy. Also included here will be papers written in reply to articles published in earlier issues of the Journal.

Canadian Journal of Learning & Technology – 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.

Community College Resource Center – produces working papers, research reports, practitioner packets, and other resources aimed at promoting student success. CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States. It conducts research on the issues affecting community colleges and work with colleges and states to improve student success and institutional performance.

Converge Magazine Online – For more than 10 years, Converge has been documenting the technology revolution sweeping modern education. Converge continues to chronicle policy drivers and trends and technology achievements through its award-winning editorial.

Current Cites – Annotated Bibliography of Selected Articles, Books, and Digital Documents on Information Technology. A team of librarians monitors information technology literature, selecting only the best items to annotate for this free publication.

Digital Education Review – Digital Education Review (DER) es una revista abierta y de revisión por pares. Está diseñada como un espacio para el diálogo y la reflexión en torno al impacto de las TIC en la educación y las nuevas formas de enseñanza y aprendizaje en entornos digitales.  Digital Education Review está abierta a la presentación de artículos y reseñas de libros. Las contribuciones son aceptadas en inglés o español. (Accepts articles in English and Spanish).

Excellence in Higher Education – The goal of EHE is to enable readers around the world to explore Indonesian and global higher education traditions and contemporary patterns in a global context, thereby promoting mutual dialogue and enriching the theory, policy, and practice of higher education.

Directory of Open Access Journals – The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

Directory of Open Access Books – The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

Distance-Educator – is the pioneer portal for professionals in the field of distance education and elearning since 1995. It is a starting point for thousands of professionals when they are looking for timely information, news, research articles, white papers, tools, and many other similar resources about distance education and eLearning. The portal offers a comprehensive window to the world of teaching, learning, training, and performance development at a distance. We connect hundreds of thousands of users each month to their favorite subjects, tools, and experts while covering the news, and providing them with recent research results. We do not compete with any publication, organization, or conference in the field. We cover them all, connect to them, and offer timely news and information about them.

EDUCAUSE Review Listing – Resource Center, an international repository for information concerning use and management of information technology in higher education.

Edutec-Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa – Edutec-e, Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa (ISSN:1135-9250), desde 1995 recoge artículos de reflexión generados en el ámbito de la Tecnología Educativa. Edutec-e tiene como principales objetivos difundir trabajos de investigación y experiencias de nuestro entorno profesional y servir de plataforma para el diálogo, el intercambio de ideas y la participación en la lista de distribución edutec-l. La revista Edutec-e forma parte de un proyecto amplio de difusión de trabajos e intercambio de ideas en Internet auspiciado por Edutec (Asociación para el desarrollo de la tecnología educativa, Edutec-e actualmente se edita desde el Departamento de Pedagogía Aplicada y Psicología de la Educación de la Universidad de las Islas Baleares, con una periodicidad trimestral.

eLearn Magazine – Published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) a non-profit educational association serving those who work, teach, and learn in the various computing- related fields.

Electronic Journal of e-Learning – The Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL) provides perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of e-Learning initiatives. EJEL has published regular issues since 2003 and averages between 3 and 4 issues a year. The journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the field of e-Learning. The Editorial team consider academically robust papers and welcome empirical research, case studies, action research, theoretical discussions, literature reviews and other work which advances learning in this field. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed.

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology– The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (EET) is a collection of short multimedia articles on a variety of topics related to the fields of instructional design and education and training. The primary audiences for the EET are students and novice to intermediate practitioners in these fields, who need a brief overview as a starting point to further research on specific topics. Authors are graduate students, professors, and others who contribute voluntarily. Articles are short and use multimedia to enrich learning rather than merely decorate the pages.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning – This refereed online journal on distance and e-learning publishes the accounts of research, development and teaching in its most inclusive definition, exploring the potential of electronic publishing.

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Faculty Focus – Focused on today’s higher education professional.

International Journal of Learning and Media – The International Journal of Learning and Media (IJLM) provides a forum for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to examine the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. Our focus is particularly, but by no means exclusively, on young people, and we understand learning in broad terms to include informal and everyday contexts as well as institutions such as schools. We are especially interested in the broader social and cultural dimensions of these issues and in new and emerging media technologies, forms, and practices. We are particularly keen to promote international and intercultural exchange and dialogue in the field and encourage contributions from a variety of academic disciplines and perspectives, including papers from practitioners and policy-makers. Through scholarly articles, editorials, case studies, and an active online network, IJLM seeks to provide a premier forum for emerging interdisciplinary research and debate and to help shape the development of the field around the world. We publish contributions that address the theoretical, textual, historical, and sociological dimensions of media and learning, as well as the practical and political issues at stake. The journal builds on six “state of the art” volumes of research in the field published by The MIT Press early in 2008. All submissions will be evaluated based on originality, correctness, relevance, and readability.

Information Technologies and Learning Tools – Electronic professional serial contains developments in pedagogics sphere, psychology, didactics, method of distance education, methodology, theory and history of informatization of education; not only theoretical researches but also technologies of education are lighted up; the actual questions of information technologies and learning tools as well as legal aspects of forming and use of informative educational space are analyzed; the ways of increase of efficiency of the distance learning are examined.

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching – is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University. InSight emphasizes the enhancement of post-secondary education through the professional exchange of scholarly approaches and perspectives applicable to the enrichment of teaching and learning. Relevant to this mission, articles are geared toward post-secondary faculty and administrators; included in this audience are full-time and adjunct faculty; face-to-face, hybrid and online faculty; tenure and non-tenure track instructors; trainers in corporate, military, and professional fields; adult educators; researchers; and other specialists in education, training, and communications. Recognizing the cross-disciplinary readership of InSight, articles present material generalizable enough to have relevance to post-secondary instructors from a range of disciplines.

International Journal of Educational Policy & Leadership – IJEPL is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to enriching the education policy and leadership knowledge base, and promoting exploration and analysis of policy alternatives. The Journal welcomes articles on educational policy and leadership related to a variety of disciplines and educational settings, as well as policy initiatives that emanate from various levels of government. The Journal seeks to build bridges between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to help identify best practices in learning, teaching, and leadership. Individuals from each group, therefore, are encouraged to submit articles for publication.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication – A quarterly peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies.

Journal of Educators Online – Journal of Educators Online  is an online double-blind peer review scholarly journal in the broad area of Computer Mediated Learning (CML) which includes distance, online, electronic, virtual, distributed, blended and &     mobile learning. Computer-mediated learning  occurs when an individual interactively learns (formally or informally, synchronously or asynchronously) about material via computer means where the learning materials and pedagogy are developed to take advantage of the available technologies.

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. The Journal of Interactive Online Learning 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 – MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education. JOLT is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. The objectives of JOLT are to:

  • Enable faculty to use technology effectively in online teaching and learning by learning from a community of researchers and scholars;
  • Enable academic programs to design and deploy academic technology to optimize online teaching and learning;
  • Build a community around the research and scholarly use of multimedia educational resources for online teaching and learning.

Journal of Educational Technology & Society – Educational Technology & Society is a quarterly journal (January, April, July and October). Educational Technology & Society seeks academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The articles should discuss the perspectives of both communities and their relation to each other:

  • Educators aim to use technology to enhance individual learning as well as to achieve widespread education and expect the technology to blend with their individual approach to instruction. However, most educators are not fully aware of the benefits that may be obtained by proactively harnessing the available technologies and how they might be able to influence further developments through systematic feedback and suggestions.
  • Educational system developers and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers are sometimes unaware of the needs and requirements of typical teachers, with a possible exception of those in the computer science domain. In transferring the notion of a ‘user’ from the human-computer interaction studies and assigning it to the ‘student’, the educator’s role as the ‘implementer/ manager/ user’ of the technology has been forgotten.

The aim of the journal is to help them better understand each others role in the overall process of education and how they may support each other.

Journal of Interactive Online Learning – 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.

This journal of theory, research, and practice in interactive online learning serving all disciplines aims to:

  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of research on interactive online education
  • Disseminate ideas that enhance the practical aspects of interactive online education
  • Further knowledge and understanding of emerging innovations in online education
  • Foster debate about the use and application of online education

Journal of Technology Education – The Journal of Technology Education provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology education. Manuscripts should focus on technology education research, philosophy, and theory. In addition, the Journal publishes book reviews, editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews, and reactions to previously published articles.

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Language Learning and Technology – A fully refereed international journal with an editorial board of international scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning. Sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai’i and the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University.

Learning Review Latinoamérica – Recoge noticias sobre la gestión del conocimiento, uso de tecnologías innovadoras y estrategias exitosas en la enseñanza superior latinoamericana.

Learning Solutions Magazine – Monthly magazine of practical strategies, tips, and techniques; articles more than 90 days old are available to all readers; less than 90 days old requires subscription; published by The eLearning Guild.  Special article on: Best Practices: Creating Successful Online Modules.

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration – Published quarterly for practitioners and researchers with specific interests in topics related to the management of distance education programs.

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation(PARE) is an on-line journal supported entirely by volunteer efforts. Its purpose is to provide access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice.  Manuscripts published in Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices. They are designed to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends, and research developments from a variety of settings.

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Revista de Educación a Distancia (RED) – Revista de educación a distancia editada en la Universidad de Murcia. Promover con carácter general el intercambio de información e ideas acerca de investigaciones empíricas y de experiencias sobre aprendizajes y enseñanza basados en redes y sobre educación a distancia, entre los docentes, administradores y profesionales de la educación y de la formación del área hispano hablante. Así como sobre docencia universitaria, entre los docentes, administradores y profesionales de la educación universitaria. Además, difundir el resultado de investigaciones sobre enseñanza virtual y aprendizaje en entornos virtuales, diseño instruccional, calidad en sistemas de aprendizaje en redes, así como en docencia y formación del profesorado universitario con las nuevas metodologías y recursos docentes.

Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia (RIED) – La Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia (RIED) se configura como el instrumento de la AIESAD para la difusión internacional de los avances en la investigación e innovación dentro del ámbito de la enseñanza y aprendizaje abiertos y a distancia en sus diferentes formulaciones y presentaciones. La RIED nació en el año 1998 sucediendo a la anterior Revista Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia, que se creó en 1988. Fue creada y editada inicialmente en la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) de España, sede de la Presidencia y de la Secretaría Permanente de la AIESAD. Esta Asociación internacional, a finales de 2005 encargó la edición de la RIED, tanto en formato impreso como electrónico a la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) de Ecuador, manteniendo la dirección de la revista en la UNED de España, a cargo de la Cátedra UNESCO de Educación a Distancia y de su Director o Titular.

Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnología Educativa – La Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnología Educativa (RELATEC) tiene como objetivo principal ser un puente en el espacio latinoamericano entre expertos, especialistas y profesionales de la docencia y la investigación en Tecnología Educativa. Esta editada por la Universidad de Extremadura (UEX) y patrocinada por el Dpto. de Ciencias de la Educación de la UEX y la Red Universitaria de Tecnología Educativa (RUTE). Pretende publicar todas aquellas aportaciones científicas relacionadas, directa o indirectamente, con este amplio campo del conocimiento científico: investigaciones, experiencias o desarrollos teóricos, generales o centradas en niveles educativos concretos. Están invitados a colaborar, por tanto, profesores universitarios, investigadores, gestores educativos, maestros y profesores de Educación Infantil, Educación Primaria y Secundaria, doctorandos, agentes sociales y políticos relacionados con la Educación, etcétera. Éstos, asimismo, son sus destinatarios principales, aunque su amplia difusión por Internet hace que sea ofrecida a un público mucho más general, prácticamente el que corresponde a toda la comunidad educativa internacional. RELATEC se edita digitalmente, pero mantiene todas las características de las revistas impresas tradicionales. El acceso a todos los contenidos de RELATEC es libre y gratuito.

Tech & Learning – For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies. Our audience includes all job roles within the district community, with district-level technology coordinators the primary recipients. Beyond that, our magazine is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce.

Teaching Issues and experiments in Ecology – is a peer-reviewed web-based collection of ecological educational materials. It is “a resource for busy ecology faculty who are looking for new ways to reach their students, or who perhaps want to learn more about teaching and learning.” Each of the volumes here contains Experiments, Issues, and Teaching. In the Experiments area, visitors can find resources for laboratory settings, while the Issues section features classroom exercises and web-based materials. On the site’s homepage, visitors will find the All Volumes link, which will allow them to look over all the resources dating back to 2004.

Tendencias pedagógicas – La revista “Tendencias Pedagógicas” perteneciente al Departamento de Didáctica y Teoría de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, apareció por primera vez el año 1994, para dar respuesta a una necesidad sentida de publicar los trabajos de investigación que van produciendo los equipos y profesores del Departamento. A lo largo de sus dieciséis años, se ha convertido, además, en un lugar de encuentro y comunicación, una plataforma de intercambio, por lo que tiene abierta sus puertas a las investigaciones de los profesores de otras universidades o instituciones y en otros campos afines a las áreas que componen el Departamento, para ser expresión crítica ante los acontecimientos que en el campo educativo vaya generando la actualidad. “Tendencias Pedagógicas” ofrece los trabajos más relevantes publicados en cada una de las áreas constitutivas del Departamento (Didáctica y Organización Escolar, Teoría e Historia de la Educación, Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación).

The Chronicle of Higher Education – The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more

The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education(Int J FYHE) focuses on research and practice about enhancing the experience of commencing students. The Journal’s audiences are academic and professional staff involved in first year programs as well as senior managers with responsibility for first year policies and strategies. Int J FYHE is published bi-annually with one issue linked to the Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference.

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original 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 Journal of Doctoral Research in Education – Provides opportunities for the dissemination of the work of current doctoral students at any stage of their research, and recent doctoral graduates, on any aspect of education or related areas; opportunities for the dissemination of “work in progress” to the academic community. It serves as a resource for professionals involved in educational inquiry and research. Published twice a year under the auspices of the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, University of London. It was first published in 2001.

The Journal of Educators Online– is an online double-blind peer review scholarly journal in the broad area of Computer Mediated Learning (CML) which includes distance, online, electronic, virtual, distributed, blended  and mobile learning. Computer-mediated learning occurs when an individual interactively learns (formally or informally, synchronously or asynchronously) about material via computer means where the learning materials and pedagogy are developed to take advantage of the available technologies.

The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ISSN 1812-9129) provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction. The IJTLHE provides broad coverage of higher education pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) across diverse content areas, educational institutions, and levels of instructional expertise. The specific emphasis of IJTLHE is the dissemination of knowledge for improving higher education pedagogy. Electronic distribution of IJTLHE maximizes global availability.

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Usability News – Usability News is a free web newsletter that is produced by the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL) at Wichita State University. The SURL team specializes in software/website user interface design, usability testing, and research in human-computer interaction.

Wiley Open Accessis a program of fully open access journals.  All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.  Find out more