Issues in 2017


  • Towards a representation mode and development model of digital deep learning resources 
  • Conceptual interaction and learning assessment in distance learning
  • Suggestions for Distance Education in China
  • Thoughts on brand development of distance education journals 
  • Research through the generations: reflecting on the past, present and future 
  • Cascade effect: A PBL-based qualitative study on the development of 21st Century American college
    students’self-directed learning skills
  • Visualization analysis of hot topics in big educational data research and existing problems 
  • Research on evaluation criteria of data visualization on online learning systems 
  • Strategic changes in the OUUK Strategic changes in the OUUK’ ’s regional centers s regional centers
  • Interpreting channels of the UCI MOOC business model 
  • Abstract


  • Three pillars of educational technology: learning management systems, social media, and
    personal learning environments
  • Analysis of virtual learning community interaction from the perspective of Weak Ties Theory
  • Enabling learning interaction through “bullet screen bullet screen” videos
  • Influence of blended learning on primary students Influence of blended learning on primary students’ cognition and thinking
  • Academic journals: academic pursuit and cutting-edge knowledge 
  • Human resources development: a perspective to be probed in future academic research in Human resources development: a perspective to be probed in future academic research in
    distance education
  • Mobile learning revisited: an interview with Professor John Traxler
  • Innovative approaches in online learning outcomes certification: international experience in open badging 
  • MOOCs in China: development and reflections
  • Establishing a regional lifelong learning framework based on the credit bank model 
  • Establishing a quality evaluation index for open online courses informed by grounded theory:
    the case of the State Benchmark Sharing Courses
  • Abstract

 Annual Issue: No. 11
Total Issue: No. 514
Publication Date: 11-2017

  Annual Issue: No. 12
Total Issue: No. 515
Publication Date: 12-2017





Annual Issue: No. 10
Total Issue: No. 513
Publication Date: 10-2017

Annual Issue: No. 9
Total Issue: No. 512
Publication Date: 9-2017





Annual Issue: No. 8
Total Issue: No. 511
Publication Date: 8-2017

Annual Issue: No. 7
Total Issue: No. 510
Publication Date: 7-2017





Annual Issue: No. 6
Total Issue: No. 509
Publication Date: 6-2017

Annual Issue: No. 5
Total Issue: No. 508
Publication Date: 5-2017





Annual Issue: No. 4
Total Issue: No. 507
Publication Date: 4-2017

Annual Issue: No.3
Total Issue: No. 506
Publication Date: 3-2017





Annual Issue: No. 2
Total Issue: No. 505
Publication Date: 2-2017

Annual Issue: No. 1
Total Issue: No. 504
Publication Date: 1-2017







  • What counts as contributions to distance education research?
  • Reshaping the values of academic journals
  • Academic communities and academic journals
  • Global research on good governance of adult learning and education:
    analysis of and implications from Global Reports on Adult Learning and Education
  • Towards an action framework for education informatization
  • Visualizing knowledge elements: a semiotic perspective
  • Open Learning, Open Networks
  • Correlation analysis of learning behaviors and learning style preferences in a self-regulated
    online learning environment
  • An analysis of factors affecting MOOC learners' continuous learning: a review of CNKI's
    empirical research (2011-2016)
  • OU student satisfaction modeling with a focus on learning needs
  • The composition of deep learning content and its reshaping strategies 
  • Abstract


  • Transition of academic journals in the Internet era
  • Aims and scope of academic journals in Open and Distance Education
  • The role of academic research and academic journals in the transition of The Open University of China
  • Learner behavior analysis in a virtual simulation laboratory
  • Interaction between learners' emotional aspects and search task type and its influence on online information search experience
  • Factors affecting teachers' use of online training and research workshops
  • Building capacity for open educational practices in Australian higher education
  • Learning support system in The Open University of Japan (OUJ)
  • Fiscal management in Athabasca University and its implications
  • Digital creativity: influence of digital technology on creativity
  • Design framework of personalized resource  recommendation system informed by big data
    in education: the case of the State Benchmark Courses
  • Learning credit bank research: a bibliometric analysis
  • Abstract


  • Academic research and dissemination: issues to be explored
  • Reforming academic journals in the Internet Plus environment
  • ODL & lifelong learning research: recurring trends and developments
  • Conceptions and realities of lifelong learning in a global perspective
  • Personalized grouping strategies for mobile collaborative learning
  • Towards a model of deep learning highlighting problem-solving
  • Flipping the classroom in higher education: A design-based research study to develop a flipped classroom framework
  • Developing an online learning assessment model for OUC's Integrated Network-based Approach
  • Using semantic technology to produce micro-course resources: the case of Western Economics
  • An empirical study of deep learning content and its resource representation
  • Learner support for disabled learners in distance education: the case of OUC
  • Abstract


  • Transgenic learning: towards a rule-based elearning recommendation model for massive enrollment
  • Developing a MOOC experimentation platform: Insights from a user study
  • Knowledge sharing behavior in online learning spaces: a social exchange theory perspective
  • Distance learner modeling and personalized learning application: a perspective from big data analysis
  • A literature review of distance learner satisfaction in China in terms of quality assurance
  • Rethinking the roles and functions of degree programs in the continuing education provision
    of colleges and universities in Beijing
  • Reconstructing the Open University system in China: a supply-side reform perspective
  • Prior learning assessment in America: from the past to the future
  • Online learning assessment: lessons from OUC
  • Abstract


  • Student media usage patterns in transition: Results from a survey in Germany
  • A study on cognitive tools for blended learning
  • Using Merrill's First Principles of Instruction to develop SPOC Instructional Design Model
  • An investigation of learners' demographics at the Open University of China (OUC)
  • Using Instructional Interaction Hierarchical Model to design learning activities
  • A review of European Guidelines for Validating Non-Formal and Informal Learning
  • Interpreting the results of UKOU student satisfaction in the National Student Survey
  • Towards Instructional Competency Standards for OU teachers
  • Developing and practicing SPOC-oriented university library service model
  • Abstract


  • De-colonising the MOOC: a critical view of the platform model for global education 
  • Factors influencing the continuance intention of online learning form the
    perspective of flow theory:the case of MOOC platforms
  • Collaborative recommendation: a new perspective for personalized learning route
  • Learning outcomes recognition and transfer in China: visualization analysis of
    key words in research studies
  • Factors influencing college students' satisfaction in online learning
  • Use of IT in education: an effective measure for education targeting poverty alleviation 
  • Quality assurance systems in higher vocational institutes: problems and solutions
  • Constructing quality evaluation system for MOOCs
  • Lifelong learning education system in South Korea
  • Abstract


  • Where did online education go wrong?
  • Analyzing Learning Activity Index and Online Learning Activity Index
  • Learning behaviors in Massive Private Online Courses and their influencing factors:
    data from the Open University of China
  • Interactivity of distance learning tools
  • The use of cognitive diagnosis in computerized adaptive tests
  • Instructional intervention informed by academic achievement predicting
  • The use of e-schoolbags in teaching Chinese reading in primary schools:
    a perspective from the Learning Pyramid theory
  • ICT leadership and education resources sharing: a perspective of distributed leadership
  • Towards the motivation mechanism for academic credit bank construction
  • Abstract