A new year – looking backwards

Question: What was the first article in the first issue of Distance Education? 

I thought I knew, but I’ve just discovered that I’ve been living under an illusion. As president of ODLAA, I should know something (a lot?!) about its history, especially its prestigious journal. So it came to me as something of a shock when I inadvertently discovered, when perusing online contents lists,¬†that the first article in the first issue (1980) was NOT Des Keegan’s ‘On defining distance education’ as I had incorrectly believed for years, but Continue reading