Special Issues



Special Issue - Access to Education

As part of the unique international collection of six international online scientific journals, the articles in this Special Issue reflect on the theme "Distance education and the right – or access – to education". A common set of references in the field of distance education and of its impact on access to education are collected by the articles selected by the journals (peer reviewed), as a testimony of worldwide practices and researches on the role of distance education and e-learning for accessing education.

Serving as background of the initiative, the article 26 of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights of December 10th, 1948 gave the framework for the initiative, surveying issues such as:

  • What is the role of distance education in the implementation of the right – or access – to education?
  • How is distance education involved when education is seen as a right? What is its position in educational policy, as a factor of quality and an instrument for liberty.
  • How has access to education been impacted by distance education? What models, practices, policies have expanded access?

The six collaborating journals:

The Scientific Committee

  • Terry Anderson, Barbara Spronk (IRRODL)
  • John Bourne, Janet Moore (JALN)
  • Svein Haaland, Ana Perona (Open Praxis)
  • Paul Kawachi, Sanjaya Mishra, Ramesh C Sharma (AsianJDE)
  • Alan Tait (EURODL)
  • Martine Vidal, Christian Depover, Monique Grandbastien, Pierre Moeglin, Jacques Wallet (D&S)

The EURODL collection of the Special Issue articles are published here.

For reading all the articles published in all collaborating journals, please visit the common space.



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

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