Many experts believe distance learning will constitute a substantial slice of the higher education pie in the near future. Still, comparatively little research has been published on the topic. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance learning, a freely accessible e-journal based in Alberta, Canada, seeks to disseminate original research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide. Special issues have covered such topics as "Open Education Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge" and "Towards a European Perspective on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): The Past, the Present and the Future." Featuring dozens of accessible, empirical articles, this academic journal is a welcome resource for anyone interested in online learning.