Michael Barbour recently put out the call for submissions for a themed issue for the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning – to be published in April 2013 on the theme:
Primary and Secondary Distance Education: Expanding the knowledge base in the schools sector.
Focus of the themed issue:
Despite a history of over 90 years, to date there has been little published research on the use of distance education in the primary and secondary environment in New Zealand or other countries in Australasia. Barbour (2011a) examined 262 articles from the main distance education journals for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States (including the Journal of Flexible, Open, and Distance Learning) from 2006 to 2010 and found only 1 of the 262 articles related to distance education in the schools sector in New Zealand. Further, during this five-year period only three of the 21 articles published by the Journal of Flexible, Open, and Distance Learningrelated to primary and secondary distance education in any country.