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Designing for Online Learning


The following journals are useful for instructional design and technology research. To explore our full collection of journals, go to Journals Search.

Searching for Articles

Education Source is the worlds largest collection of full-text education journals covering all levels of education and topic domains.

Using Education Source you can batch search relevant journals such as Electronic Journal of e-LearningJournal of Educational Technology & SocietyTechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, and Journal of Educators Online.

For example:

Sung-Hee, J. (2017). Using visualization to motivate student participation in collaborative online learning environments. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 20(2), 51-62. Retrieved from

As in the search above, Education Source will autosuggest phrases to help you build a search with additional keywords to describe your topic. This search resulted in too many results to scan so I limited my search to a date range 2015-2018 and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

These options are available at the lower left of what you see in this screen capture in Education Source.

For example: 

Rao, K., Edelen-Smith, P., & Wailehua, C. (2015). Universal design for online courses: applying principles to pedagogy. Open Learning30(1), 35-52. doi:10.1080/02680513.2014.991300

How to use Education Source

Credit: Seminole State Library, 2016