A Review and Content Analysis of the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Publications Between 2000 and 2015

Cengiz Hakan
Anadolu University

Olaf Zawacki-Richter
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Aras Bozkurt
Anadolu University


This paper presents a review of distance education literature published in the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE) to describe the status thereof and to identify gaps and priority areas in distance education research based on a validated classification of research areas. The articles (N = 784) published between 2000 and 2015 were reviewed for this study. Findings indicated that issues related to educational technology are a popular research area in articles published in TOJDE. Nearly all the articles are theoretical/descriptive, quantitative, or qualitative in nature. According to publication and authorship patterns, TOJDE is an international journal with a special ability to reflect developments in its near region in the field of distance education.

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