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Asian Journal of Distance Education Distances et savoirs EURODL Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network IRRODL Open Praxis

Article 26.
(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights - December 10th, 1948

Welcome to a unique international collection

In 2007, six international scientific journals launched a common call for papers on the theme « distance education and the right - or access - to education », with the objective of collecting a common set of references on research from all over the world in the field of distance education and of its impact on access to education. The final texts selected by the journals (peer reviewed) are published here in their original languages, as a testimony of worldwide practices and researches on the role of distance education and e-learning for accessing education

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 call

The 6 collaborating journals are:
*Asian Journal of Distance Education
*Distances et savoirs
*Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network
*Open Praxis
The editors speak about the 40 texts and new perspectives, at EDEN fifth Research Workshop in Paris, 20-22 October 08
During EDEN fifth Research Workshop, at Unesco in Paris ( ) the editors of the 6 journals will talk about the topics the texts published here have brought about. Listen to them and to all the plenaries of the workshop, later in October on