The following selection of useful links may support your initial search for monographs, articles, and other helpful materials for your research project in open and distance learning:

Most comprehensive compilations of resources in distance education, open and e-learning:

A wealth of searchable and accessible resources in open and distance learning (ODL), with a particular focus on ODL for development:

Sloan-C View provides accessible information about online learning from Volume 1/Issue 1 in 2002 to date. Sloan’s Effective Practices site collects innovative and replicable examples of quality in online education: as well as

Your gate to the wealth of the world-wide web…:

Publicly accessible books on the theory and practice of distance education, online, and e-learning:

Learned peer-reviewed journals in the field of open, distance, online, and e-learning:

IJEDE, the International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education (former Journal of Distance Education, Canada) at:

IRRODL, the International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (Canada) at:

EURODL, the European Journal of Open, Distance an E-Learning at:

AJDE, The American Journal of Distance Education, E-Learning and Learning Online at:

DE, the Australian journal on Distance Education at:

Open Learning (UK) at

Distances et Médiations des Savoir (former: Distances et Savoir, France) at: