The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) is an electronic, multi-media, open access journal. It has no article processing charges (APCs) and not article submission charges.
The double blind peer-review journal publishes the accounts of research and presents scholarly work and solid information about open, distance, online and e-learning in technology-enhanced education and training in its most inclusive definition since 1995.
By covering all sectors within education and training, this e-journal promotes the work of researchers and practitioners in education and wishes:
to present a forum for discussion of ODL issues at all educational levels and in all training contexts;
to create a place where European concerns and experience of the learning potential in new educational media can be articulated;
to exchange ideas on cross-cultural collaboration and knowledge transfer;
to explore and demonstrate the potential of electronic publication;
to weave links between journal contributions and other resources and forums in European ODL.
The language of publication is English, with an abstract in the author's chosen language. Additionally, there is an option to publish the originally submitted paper's identical copy in another language; however, this latter contribution is not refereed. The journal allows all the languages of Europe to appear, as the abstract and/or the optional contribution will be in the chosen language of the authors and will therefore extend e.g. from Lithuanian to German.
Focal Themes of EURODL
Implementing distance and e-learning in traditional contexts
The influence of various concepts and methodologies of education and training
Developing and implementing institutional strategies
Searching for best practice in support of professionalisation
Coping with resistance in existing "cultures" (research – teaching – management)
Learning process design, teaching methodologies
Learner support, student-teacher interactions
Teacher and tutor training
Collaborative learning issues
New technologies and new learning: concepts and models
Developing and designing new models of production and delivery in ODL and e-learning
Multimedia approaches, virtual education and virtual mobility issues
E-Learning environments and platforms
Informal arenas of learning – learning opportunities in daily life and the workplace
Social networking and learning
Quality, evaluation and accreditation challenges
Quality assurance, quality management systems and frameworks in distance and e-learning
Evaluation and benchmarking methods and procedures
Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions
The European dimension and cultural factors in ODL
The influence of political, institutional and cultural traditions on ODL
Open, distance and e-learning in international contexts: motivation, interests and experience in the educational world
Values in European approaches to distance and e-learning in a global context
Impact and achievements of EU initiatives in the fields of distance and e-learning
Distance and e-learning policy and development
Modernisation of education in policy – Evolution of the discourse about ODL and e-learning from historical perspectives
The state of art of the technology-methodology development; consolidating the distance and e-learning practice for the new knowledge societies
The role of internationalisation in the consolidation, standardisation and professionalisation of the European ODL and e-learning
The role of e-learning and distance education in the modernisation process of economies, societies and education systems
Management and Organisational Development
Logistic and organisational challenges
Strategic leadership and organisational change in distance and e-learning contexts
Management styles for distance and e-learning organisational development
Economic models for distance and e-learning activities
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EURODL volumes published before 2014 are available here.
Abstracting & Indexing
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning is covered by the following services:
CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
EBSCO (relevant databases)
EBSCO Discovery Service
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
Authors of relevant papers are invited to submit proposals in one of the focal themes of EURODL featured in the Focal Themes section, and to check the specific set of guidelines helping them through the submission procedure. Before submitting your contribution, please, make sure that you read the Copyright Information as by submitting your proposal you agree to its terms and conditions.
References should be elaborated according to the APA (American Psychological Association) specifications. References to journals should include the authors' names and initials, title of publication, full name of the journal, publication year, volume, number and starting and ending page.
This journal contributes to the Open Access movement by offering free access to its articles and permitting any users to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software. Journal articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution license: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Open Access Statement
The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.
The copyright in this domain is shared by authors and EURODL to control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
By submitting their articles, the Authors agree that EDEN has the right to publish and archive their materials on the EURODL website which will also be indexed and displayed at the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Database and by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).
EURODL has endeavoured to ensure that the information contained in the journal contribution and the related pages is accurate at the time of publication. However, no guarantee as to accuracy can be given and no demand for liability or responsibility will be accepted in relation to any errors or omissions that may exist. The user must rely on his/her own skill and sound judgement in using the information provided.
All submitted proposals are reviewed by two referees. The first review level controls whether the basic requirements as expressed in these guidelines are respected. Predictably, the complete review procedure from acceptance to publication will last approximately 12-16 weeks (this may not be the case for contributions submitted during summer or Christmas holiday). You will receive a reply message confirming receipt of your contribution and indicating that all files are legible and can enter the review process. Authors can be asked to revise their contribution. Important revisions will result in a re-run of the referee-cycle. If minor changes are asked, we ask for a speedy return.
Editor-in-Chief Wim Van Petegem, University of Leuven, Belgium
EURODL Secretariat: Provided by the EDEN Secretariat c/o Budapest University of Technology and Economics H-1111 Budapest, Egry József u. 1.Hungary Tel: +36-1-463-1628, Fax: +36-1-463-1858 E-mail: email@example.com
Editorial Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)
Dianne Conrad, Athabasca University, (retired), former Co-Editor International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Canada
Josep M Duart, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, Spain
Inés Gil Jaurena, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Editor Open Praxis, Spain