An Analysis of e-Journals in Oopen and Distance Education from Mega Open Universities

L Narasimha Reddy Y [y_narasimha@yahoo.co.in]
Department of Chemical Engineering, 
College of Engineering,
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India - 530003.
[http://www.andhrauniversity.info/]

Abstract

This paper analyses the aims and advantages of selected e- journals on open and distance education from the internationally recognized mega universities and comparing the participation rates of authors from formal and non-formal universities. Discussing the process by which these maintain the standards and the reputation among the distance education community from worldwide. For this purpose by selecting the three e- journals from developed and developing countries available to open access across the globe. Those are I) The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning as IRRODL from Athabasca University-Canada, II) The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education as TOJDE from Anadolu University-Turkey and III) Global E-Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Education as GEJOFEDE from Indira Gandhi National Open University-India. Finally, discussing the impact of e-journals on print journals and various e-factors.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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