Recommended Journals in the Fields of the Learning Sciences and Instructional Technology


As a graduate student, it is very important to follow the latest development in your field, know the people, appropriate the thinking/research frameworks essential to the field, and engage in focused, academic thinking. For this purpose, I think everybody should browse the titles and abstracts of articles published in every issue of five or so major journals, and dig into some of them that are closely related to your focus. Depending on your specific interest, here are some journals I'd personally highly recommend. You may register for new issue alerts through their websites.

Highly Recommended...

The Journal of the Learning Sciences:

Educational Technology Research and Development:

Instructional Science:

Computers and Education:

British Journal of Educational Technology:

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning:

Specially focused ones:

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning:

The Online Learning Journal:

Language Learning & Technology:

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education:

The American Journal of Distance Education:

The Internet and Higher Education:

Journal of Learning Analytics

Journals from the related fields in which you can always find deep thoughts:

Cognition and Instruction:

Mind, Culture, and Activity:

Educational Researcher:

A List of Many Other Journals