Sociology of Education


The sociology of education focuses on how open learning and individual experiences impact teaching and its outcomes. It is primarily concerned with contemporary industrial societies' public schooling systems, which involve the expansion of higher, advanced, adult, and procedural instruction.

General Resources


  • Academic Systems Corporation 
    An American service that works in partnership with colleges and universities to develop interactive multimedia instructional materials. The purpose is to create a community of faculty and other academic leaders dedicated to applying advanced research, technology and design to develop practical methods and materials that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of instruction and learning. The site contains a selection of online resources for higher education, with a focus on technology-mediated learning. The resources available in this department include:
    • Mediated Learning
      An electronic library of articles, papers and speeches about technology-mediated instruction and learning, plus links to other online resources useful to those interested in technology and instruction.
    • Higher Education Links 
      An extensive collection of resources available over the Internet for higher education, including links to other websites, and directories of resources and online research tools.
    • Instructional Technology Links 
      A directory of online resources related to technology-mediated instruction and learning
  • Assessment & Evaluation on the Internet 
    An annotated listing of internet locations relating to educational assessment and evaluation. Editors: Liselle Drake & Lawrence Rudner
  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT) 
    ALT promotes good practice in the use and development of learning technologies in higher and further education. The site provides a short history of ALT, forthcoming events, membership details, contact and links to the ALT Journal on-line. Editor: Jay Dempster (University of Warwick, U.K.).



  • California Virtual Campus 
    California’s leading colleges and universities are working together to create the world's virtual university — with courses, degree programs and other services. Surfing to California is great fun and you can learn a lot there. It’s impressive.
  • Career Education
    Education has always been the basic tool to shape a career. However, career training was not an option after ordinary education. This site helps you to find the perfect degree program for you.
  • Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation (OTEC) 
    It’s primary task is to contribute to solutions concerning educational problems encountered by the Open University In the Netherlands. OTEC develops new forms and methods which may improve the quality of distance education.
  • College Navigator
    A tool for American studentes who want to find the right college for them. The CollegeNavigator allows you to search in different states, by institution types and levels of education, and many other criteria. Presented by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
  • Community Learning Network (CLN) - British Columbia, Canada
    Designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.
  • Course Tools - Class Ware (Sociosite)
  • CyberCampus 
    Golden Gate University (USA) offers online courses that allow students to earn professional certificates, update their skills, or accelerate the completion of degree programs without the inconvenience and expense of commuting to class. Students can apply, attend class, and interact with their professors and fellow students without ever setting foot on campus. CyberCampus also provides online access for traditional in-person courses. These Web-enhanced courses offer increased communication, storage for course documents and access to supplemental course material.


  • Discussion Groups
  • Distance Education Clearinghouse - University of Wisconsin
    A comprehensive web site that brings together distance education information and resources from Wisconsin, national and international sources.
  • Distance Educator
    A newsletter published by Magna Publications, Inc. that provides distance educators, administrators, and staff with timeley information needed to design, implement, and manage distance education courses.
  • Distance Learning: projects, resources and research 
    Part of the European Commission site ‘Telematics for Libraries’. It provides information on projects, resources and research on distance learning.
  • Distance Learning - About.com
    A directory of scholarly and practical resources in the field of distance education. The resources are divided in levels of mainstream education. Regular new articles put the spotlight on actual issues. The ‘Essentials’ section contains some very informative guides on how to find a college degree program, and how to evaluate schools.
  • Distance Learning Discussion Forums
    A distance learning and online learning discussion group and information portal.


  • Education How To
  • Education Index 
    An annotated directory of the best education-related sites on the Web. The annotated sites are sorted by subject and by lifestage. In the virtual coffee shop users can meet and talk with others in a highly focused environment.
  • Education World 
    A site where educators go to learn. You'll find a large database of educational sites, searchable at keyword and browsable at category.
  • Educational Development Associates (EDA)
    Tips for Teaching at a Distance
  • edulinks: Telelernen und Internet in der Lehre
    Online articles, link collections and exemples of telelearning. Editor: Claudia Bremer.

    «Online learning« is revolutionizing the world. Education will never be the same again. And edX is at the cutting edge of this revolution. So when you take edX courses online you are part of this revolution. Online learning is the ultimate democratizer. When you learn on edX, you are joining a community. Imagine taking a class with 100,000 or more students. This is social. This is a lot of fun»
    [Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX - VoiceTube]

  • edX
    Presents the best of higher education online, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve, thrive, and grow. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard. See: Issie Lapowsky: Why Free Online Classes are Still the Future of Education, in: Wired, 26.9.2014
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education, The
    Edited by Michael A. Peters (New Zealand) & Paulo Ghir (Brazil). Entries in English and Portuguese made by philosophers, sociologists and historians of several universites of all the world
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    A clearinghouse on Information and Technology, US federally-funded collection of education-related resources. It includes a question and answer service, a virtual library, a research and development team, and a searchable database. The collections are well-organized and frequently updated.
  • eLearning Industry
    A large collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.
  • European Schools Project Association (ESP Association) 
    The ESP Assication supports teachers and pupils in participating in ICT-based innovation of education in Europe and beyond and in using online information resources to improve learning and teaching.


Fernlernen und Arbeiten online 
Telelearning links, presented by Freetutorials, Germany.


  • Get educated
    Directory of Online Colleges, Internet Universities, and Training Institutes.
  • Globewide Network Academy (GNA) 
    Courses that you can take over the World Wide Web. The course database can be searched and browsed by topic, sponsor or level. You don’t need to belong to any one institution.


  • Harris, Dave
    Essays, Papers and Courses 
    Harris and his colleagues have written a lot of theaching material on education, distance education, and some related sociological subjects. The site contains form fine materials, discussiong the work of major theorists and debating central issues.
  • History of Education and Childhood 
    An international collection of links to online resources about the history of education and childhood: from simple short overviews to academic papers. This includes online bibliographies, online education classics and source texts, homepages of research organizations and specialized archives, sites or pages dedicated to important educators from the past, various sites about the history of primary, higher and special education, about the daily life of children in the past, etc. The site is maintained at the university of Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  • Hunter, Bill / Austin, Roger


  • Informal education homepage, The 
    Editor: Mark K. Smith (the site is supported by PDRU and the YMCA George Williams College, London). An introduction in the theory and practice of informal education. It includes a great bibliography on informal education with sections on adult education, youth work, community education and schooling, research, literacy.
  • Institute for Computer Based Learning (ICBL)
    Uses learning technology to provide innovative solutions for higher education and industry. ICBL is part of Computer Science) in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, UK.
  • Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT)
    ILT enhances the status of teaching in higher education in the UK, maintains and improves the quality of learning and teaching, and sets standards of good professional practice. The site offers some interesting resources and publications, including the ILT journal Active Learning in Higher Education.
  • International Archive of Education Data (IAED) 
    This archive will collect and disseminate data pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. It contains 72 collections comprising more than 1,250 files from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The IAED holdings include Elementary/ Secondary Surveys, Postsecondary Surveys, Longitudinal Surveys, and Library and Education Assessment surveys. The archive is sponsored by the NCES and hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), at the University of Michigan.
  • International Centre for Distance Learning (iCDL) 
    A documentation centre specialising in collecting and disseminating information on distance education world-wide. ICDL is part of the Open University. The site provides access to a distance education database containing detailed information on courses, institutions and literature. This site list over 5,000 distance learning courses and degrees in the UK. You can search and browse the institutions and courses database.
  • IPL Ready Reference Collection: Education - Internet Public Library. 
    A meta-page for all grade level education resources: adult, alternative, K-12, higher education, and vocational.
  • IUconnectedED - Indiana University School of Education 
    For beginning and experienced educators they offer fully accredited coursework delivered via the internet. Topics range widely across the elementary and secondary curricula, offering graduate-level credit that will help meet certification and recertification requirements in school districts across the country and around the world, as well as potentially being a part of a Master's program, either at IU or another institution. The projects on which you will work involve web-based activities and/or research that could have a significant positive impact both on how you teach and how your students learn.


A Dutch network for high school students.


  • Learning Design - Penn State University
    A full-service design shop that can assist with all of your instructional design, multimedia, accessibility, and copyright needs. The news & research section contains some great articles on distance learning issues.
  • Learning Development Institute (LDI)
  • Léger, Alain - Caen University, France
    Léger is a professor of sociology who presents a list of his articles and books, and allows you to download some of them.


  • Menting, Connie [2003] - University of Amsterdam
    Elektronische Leeromgevingen en Diversiteit | Elo KwaliteitsToets
    How can electronic learning environments be used to tune the educational supply to the diversity of students? Which features of electronic learning environments facilitate the construction of differentiated learning trajectories? This study concentrates on the use of Blackboard and N@tschool in secondary education.
  • Mexican Council of Educational Research - Consejo Mexicano de Investigación Educativa (COMIE)
  • Microsoft Education 
    Articles on case studies, featured products and the site of the month. Special information for faculty, students and administrators. Includes resources on products & pricing, promos & programms, online learning, training & support, case study library, and an archive with past articles.
  • Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen
    Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences.


  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
  • Noble, David F. [Oct. 1997-March 2001]
    Digital Diploma Mills: The Automation of Higher Education | mirror_1 | mirror_2
    Automation —the distribution of digitized course material online— is often justified as an inevitable part of the new ‘knowledge-based’ society. It is assumed to improve learning and increase wider access. In practice, however, such automation is often coercive in nature with commercial interests in mind. Noble argues that the trend towards automation of higher education is a battle between students and professors on one side, and university administrations and companies with ‘educational products’ to sell on the other. He concludes: “It is not a progressive trend towards a new era at all, but a regressive trend, towards the rather old era of mass-production, standardization and purely commercial interests.” Don’t forget to read the other articles on digital diploma mills: II. The Coming Battle Over Online Instruction, III. The Bloom is Off the Rose, IV. Rehearsal for the Revolution, and V. Fool’s Gold, and A dissenting view of Kees Jonkheer.
  • Nuffic
    Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education.


  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
    A professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. The site includes the Online Learning Journal (OLJ).
  • Online Learning Circles
    Provides a shared platform for the people who are using learning circles in their work or classrooms. A learning circle is a highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work. The goal is to build, share, and express knowledge though a process of open dialogue and deep reflection around issues or problems with a focus on a shared outcome. Online learning circles take advantage of social networking tools to manage collaborative work over distances following a timeline from the open to close of the circle. Circles have a final project which collects the shared knowledge generated during the interactions.
  • OpleidingNet - Training Net Holland. 
    Contains company trainings alphabetically or thematically, training institutes and accommodations, a survey of newly published professional information, and of seminars and vacancies in the field of training. An (inter)national agenda 'Netwerk' gives trainers the possibility to enter into discussion with other trainers through Internet. (Dutch only)


  • PI-online Pedagogische databank
    A pedagogical database from Belgium.
  • Prepare for College
    Thinking about college, career, technical, or trade school, or graduate school? There’s so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all, and more. Getting ready for college or career school can be easier than you think. Start by defining your goals and interests, understanding college costs, and planning financially and academically. Presented by the FederalStudentAid in America.
  • Psychcom-research
    Supporting educational information in family and school context presented in an interactive magazine. From Belgium (Dutch only).


Quintana, Yuri - Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Western Ontario
Evaluating the Value and Effectiveness of Internet-Based Learning 
A variety of technologies can be used to deliver education on the Internet which include the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) for online lecture notes, newsgroups for collaborative discussions and class announcements, e-mail correspondence between students and instructors, interactive video over the Internet for remote participation in classes and discussions, and virtual reality for exploring three dimensional scenes. This paper reviews existing Internet-based technologies and implementations for education and also describes how the the individual learning styles of students need to be matched with the appropriate technology. A fine piece of writing and with a nice composition.


  • Rai Foundation
    A non-governmental organization dedicated to providing higher education to the youth of India.
  • Riseu - Red de Investigadores Sobre Educación Superieur
    A Mexican network of researchers on higher education. The site contains papers on higher education policy issues, documentation about higher education policy, and documentation resources for educational research.
  • Roberto Rodriguez page on Higher Education - National University of Mexico 
    Rodriguez is the director of Mexican Council of Educational Research.





  • Video’s on distance education
    • [02.02.2010] How to Deliver an Engaging Virtual Classroom presentation [10:00]
      In under 10 minutes Claudia Dornbush learn you how to deliver an engaging virtual classroom presentation and get the results you want. She clearly points out that virtual class rooms are not simply recreations of traditional class room settings. The main reason is, that training in a virtual class room eliminates the bodylanguages social cues that we take for granted in a face-to-face training session.
    • [01.12.2010] Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner [4:00]
      The MacArthur Foundation aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations. From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century.
    • [25.08.2011] Short History of Distance Education [1:11]
    • [12.05.2012] Synchronous vs Asynchronous learning [6:11]
    • [28.09.2012] What is Distance Learning? [1:07] 
      The Distance Learning Portal helps students to find and compare any open, online and distance learning study, while helping universities to effectively promote their study programmes worldwide.
    • [21.10.2014] Open and Distance Education: From Theory to Practice [38:44]
      Open and Distance Higher Education is a different approach to offer education and training to learners who are removed in space and / or time from the teachers or the teaching institution. In this way, universities respond to the current and growing needs of society for learning, through alternative education programs, which promote equal opportunities in education. Open and Distance Education has also a humanitarian goal. Distance Education makes possible the extension of Higher Education to people with vocational or other obligations, to the objective of realizing lifelong learning, to a university which is open to all people who are able to study and are offered a ‘second chance’ for enjoying and profiting from university studies. But do we all have access to education and lifelong learning, through Open and Distance Education? Do we all understand the same thing when we use this term? Which are the main pedagogical approaches/models for Distance Education? Which are the main advantages and disadvantages of each approach? Presenter: Dr. Dimitrios Vlachopoulos is the Director of the Distance Education Unit at European University Cyprus (Laureate International Universities).
    • [10.12.2014] What is distance education? [4:50]
      In India there has been increase in students enrolling for distance learning courses. The availability of distance learning courses has assured that a person can pursue education from any state or university that he or she desires. As the course fee of these courses is much lesser than the regular courses, distance-learning courses in India have also become popular in the rural areas.
  • Virtual Library: Education |Distance Education | Educational Technology 
    Searching for education sites by education level, by types of site, by country, or alphabetically.
  • Visser, Jan / Berg, David
    Learning without Frontiers: Building integrated responses to diverse learning needs
    This paper looks at instructional design issues in unusually complex settings. Such settings become relevant when attention is focused on the learning environment at large, rather than the search for specific responses to relatively neatly defined learning needs of limited scope within that environment. The development of sustainable livelihoods in an international development context generally requires approaches that take such complexity into account. Such approaches are equally necessary whenever serious attempts are made to reconceptualize the learning environment in a large-scale fashion. The authors present a conceptual framework to situate the problem under discussion. Subsequently, five cases are briefly presented, four of which from developing countries. These cases are analyzed against the backdrop of the conceptual framework. Finally, conclusions are drawn and principles derived the concurrent application of which is argued to be necessary in order to create an open and responsive learning environment.


    Teachers without Borders

    There are 900 million illiterate people around the world and 130 million school-aged children who are out of school. The vast majority of learners leave the education system with limited accomplishments. Their learning capacities and motivation to learn hardly sustain beyond the schooling cycle.

    Conventional education systems fail to reflect (and often contradict) the vast range of new ideas, experiences and understandings from a variety of disciplines that relate to processes of learning. Conventional education systems are poorly prepared to deal with the challenges and opportunities inherent in the emerging information and communication technologies, and in the predicted information society. They have done little to address a growing problem of social fragmentation, human frustration and dis-empowerment, cultural dislocation, and technological alienation.

    The processes of engaging in collaborative, multi channel and innovative learning are critical for both the development of the individual and the building and linking of culturally diverse communities. Individuals must be empowered to choose and to actively construct the learning communities to which they belong. This involves lowering barriers that stand in the way of individuals and communities wishing to engage in different learning opportunities. It involves a supra-national effort in critically rethinking some of the basic assumptions, processes, roles, relationships, approaches and discourses underlying conventional education systems and in creatively constructing new learning communities, and environments in which such communities can flourish [UNESCO - Learning Without Frontiers].



Telementoring is a mentoring relationship in which the primary form of contact between mentor and mentee/student is made through the use of the internet or mobile communication. Telementoring refers to the use of computer-mediated communications to support a mentoring relationship when a face-to-face relationship would be impractical.

  • Amill, Laura [2002] - University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Telementoring: a view from the facilitator's screen
  • CyberSisters
    An educational telementoring program in science, math, and technology for middle school girls.
  • Harris, Judi /O'Brian, E. / Rotenberg, L. [1996] 
    It's a Simple Idea, But It's Not Easy to Do: Practical Lessons in Telementoring [pdf]
    In: Learning and Leading With Technology 24(2):53-57.
  • Higher Education Topics
    Presented by the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Harris, Judith B. / Jones, Greg [1999]
    A Descriptive Study of Telementoring Among Students, Subject Matter Experts, and Teachers: Message Flow and Function Patterns
    Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 32: 36-53.
    A descriptive study of the online communications of 10 teams of subject matter experts, classroom teachers, and K-12 students focused upon the functions, frequency, and flow of electronic mail messages exchanged during 10 curriculum-based projects.
  • International Telementor Center (ITC)
    Serves 5th-12th grade students and college students from around the world. The primary focus is to empower, support and encourage students to develop the skills and academic foundation to pursue unique interests and dreams successfully.
  • Menting, Connie - Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente (Netherlands)
    Structuring the Learning Experience - Telecoaching in Practice
    A thesis focusing on the importance of the role of the teacher as a telecoach in online learning processes.
  • Pathfinder Science
    A community of researchers, teachers, and students conducting collaborative research in the sciences. Pathfinder is creating a research environment in which teachers have the necessary tools, and students can help construct this type of learning environment.
  • Riel, Margaret [2006]
    Learning Circles Teachers’ Guide
    Detailed descriptions of Learning Circles and includes many suggestions on how to structure cross-classroom collaborations in your classrooms.
  • TeleMentoring
    A German telementoring portal. In the pilot project - initiated by the Morth Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Labour, Social Matters, Urban Development, Cultrure, and Sport (MASSSKS) - telecommunications is used to provide support for disadvanced groups based on personal relation with mentors.
  • Tele-mentoring over the net
    A webtour on telementoring that shows that the real power of the internet is the energy generated by human interaction.
  • Telemonitoring Program at Amherst College
  • Telementoring Web: Adults Experts Assisting in the Classroom
    An introduction to the world of telementoring, the pros and cons, examples, suggestings on how to set up a mentoring program, and some technological considerations.
  • Telementoring Young Women in Science, Engineering & Computing
    An experimental program that build online communities of support among female high school students, professional women in technical fields, parents, and teachers. The Center for Children and Technology (CCT) supports organizations interested in learning about how to set up this kind of program and the value of such programs for young women.
  • www.onlinecontinuingeducation.org
    Provides educational insight and information on developments and programs affecting public and Teacher Magazine stories and exclusive online features .THE Online is the leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education. It contains information, news and activities related . Peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of educating health professionals.

Educational Associations

Journals, Magazines and E-Zines

  • Academe
    A journal of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It analyzes higher education issues from faculty members’ perspectives.
  • Active Learning in Higher Education (ALHE)
    An international, refereed publication for all those who teach and support learning in Higher Education. The objective of the journal is to improve the status of teaching and learning support as professional activity and embraces academic practice across all curriculum areas in higher education.
  • American Journal of Distance Education (EJDE) [abstracts]
    Disseminates information and acts as a forum for criticism and debate about research in adn the practice of distance education in the Americas. AJDE is designed for professional trainers, teachers in schools, colleges, and universities, aduelt educators and other specialists in education and communications.
  • Australian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) [abstracts]
    A refereed journal publishing research and review articles in educational technology, intstructional design, educational applications of computer technologies, educational telecommunications and related areas. AJET is issued three times per year.
  • British Education Index (BEI) [full text] 
    An independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK. A freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practive. Presented by the University of Leeds, UK.
  • British Journal of Educational Studies (BJES) [abstracts] 
    One of the UK's foremost international education journals. It publishes scholarly, research-based articles on education which draw particularly upon historical, philosophical and sociological analyses and sources. There is a special, but by no means exclusive, focus upon policy developments in Britain. The greatest number of submissions are about schools and schooling but the journal also encourages writing that deliberates policy for further, adult, continuing and higher education. The journal has a comprehensive book review section.
  • Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (CJLT) [full text]
    A peer-reviewd journal that publishes articles on all aspects of educational technology and learning. This includes topics like: earning 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. CLJT is published by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE).
  • Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) [full text]
    A news source for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • College Quarterly (CQ) [full text] 
    A Canadian academic journal devoted to the improvement of college education and the professional development of college educators. Issues going back to 1993 are available by date, author, and subject. The articles are concentrated in the areas of institutional governance, learning resources and educational technology, pedagogy and curriculum development, and college and society. Produced by Management Resources Planning (MRP).
  • Comparative Education [abstracts]
    An international peer-reviewed research journal which contributs to the growing importance of comparative perspectives in the analysis of educational issues in national, international, and global contexts. The journal engages with theoretical, conceptual and methodological debates in the whole field of comparative education. It publishes rigorous analyses of educational phenomena, policies and developments that are of theoretical and practical importance and of relevance to scholars, policy-makers and practitioners alike.
  • Converge        [full text] 
    A monthly magazine focusing on all levels of education and all varieties of technology. Some articles address distance eduction.
  • Currents in Electronic Literacy (CEL) 
    Journal of the Digital Writing and Research Lab (DWRL) at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Educational Technology & Society (ETS) [full text]
    A quarterly journal on issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems.
  • Education and Information Technologies (EIT) [open access]
    The official journal of the IFIP Technical Committee on Education. Covers the complex relationships between information and communication technologies and education. It provides perspectives at all levels, examines fundamental issues at all levels, and discusses specific instances and cases, draws inference and probes theory.
  • Education International (EI)
    News and information from the world’s largest federation of unions, representing thirty million education employees in about four hundred organisations in one hundred and seventy countries and territories across the globe.
  • Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA) [full-text]
    A peer-reviewed journal published at Arizona State University. Users may browse and search all the issues of the journal.
  • Education research and perspectives (ERP) [full text] 
    Electronic version of the old journal with the same title. Published bi-annually (June and December) by the Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia. ERP is multi-disciplinary in its outlook, with a mixture of general issues and issues devoted to special topics. It welcomes scholarly contributions in the form of empirical research articles, review essays, commentary papers, and book reviews.
  • Education Review (EDREV) [full text] 
    An electronic journal of book reviews in education, from the Colleges of Education of the Universities of Arizona and Illinois. Reviews are indexed by title, book and review author, publication date, and subject.
  • Education Week
  • Edutec-E - Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa
    A platform for the dialogue, the interchange of ideas and the participation of the virtual community of rducational technology.
  • eLearn Magazine
    Published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a non-profit educational association serving those who work, teach, and learn in the various computing-related field.
  • e-LearningHub
    A newsletter on e-learning. The site contains reviews of books on e-learning, information about courses, resources, and articles written by Brooke Broadbent.
  • Electronic Journal of Science Education (EJSE) [full text]
    A peer reviewed journal sponsored Southwestern University and Texas Christian University. EJSE publishes manuscripts relating to issues in science education/science teacher education from early childhood through the university level and informal science and environmental education. EJSE reviews original science education manuscripts that report meaningful research, present research methodology, develop theory, and explore new perspectives.
  • European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL)
    An electronic, multi-media journal on distance and e-learning. It publishes the accounts of research, development and teaching for Europe in its most inclusive definition, exploring the potential of electronic publishing. EURODL presents scholarly work and solid information about open, distance and e-learning, education through telematics, multimedia, on-line learning and co-operation.
  • Gender and Education [abstracts]
    An interactive platform that includes global perspectives on education, gender and culture. The journal is particularly interested in the place of gender in relation to other key social differences and seeks to further feminist knowledge, theory, consciousness, action and debate.
  • International Journal of Educational Telecommunications (IJET) [abstracts]
    A forum to facilitate the international exchange of information on the current theory, research, development, and practice of telecommunications in education and training.
  • International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education (IJEDE) [abstracts]
    An international publication of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). It promotes and encourages scholarly work in e-learning and distance education and provides a forum for the dissemination of international scholarship.
  • International Studies in Sociology of Education
    An international journal that publishes papers in the sociology of education which critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues, drawn from as wide a range of perspectives as possible. The journal is international in outlook and readership and receives papers from around the world. The journal publishes four issues a year; the first three are devoted to a particular theme while the fourth is an open issue.
  • Journal of Cases Educational Leadership (JCEL) [abstracts] 
    JCEL publishes peer-reviewed cases appropriate for use in programs that prepare eductional leaders. Sponsored by the University Council for Education Administration in cooperation with the University of Utah.
  • Journal of Digital Content, Technology and its Applications (JDCTA) [abstracts]
    A quarterly journal about the planning, production, process, presentation and managment of digital contents, from several perspectives: technical, educational and social/legal. JDCTA covers research papers and technical notes, as well as case studies. It is devoted to the rapid publication of new findings in these areas.
  • Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) [full text]
    Journal on the theoretical and practical aspects of interactive media in education. JIME has introduced a unique concept of open peer review.
  • Learning Circuits
    A magazine on e-learning presented by the ASTD, and association of workplace learning and performance professionals.
  • Online Journal of Distance Education Administration (OJDLA) [full text]
    A peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the WWW.
  • Panorama
    A German journal for vocational training, career counseling and labour market.


  • ABCentral 
    Extensive educational resource links, gathered by E.J. Inglis-Arkell.
  • Distance Learning on the Net - Editor: Glenn Hoyle.
  • Education World 
    A portal for all kind of educational themes. Next to daily features and columns, the site offers original content, resources for professional development, the technologies that can be used in de virtual classroom, school issues, site reviews, and administrative problems. There is a reference center (for students and parents), several article archives, specialties such as counseling, higher education and vocational education, and subject resources (such as social sciences). It offers a comprehensive source for education links. Education World wants to be “Educator’s Best Friend”, it’s certainly a good friend.
  • e-learning.start4all
    A collection on e-learning from the Netherlands.

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