World Association for Online Education

The WAOE is a free academic society for individuals interested in e-learning. Registered with the State of California in 1998 as an NPO, we are one of the first global virtual organizations. The most direct way to participate is to join our e-mail discussion forum WAOE-Views, or follow our WAOE Facebook Page.

With emergency remote teaching suddenly needed worldwide, our activities have greater relevance than ever. For example, WAOE members from six countries collaborated on two book chapters, with “Global Online Education” exceeding 11,000 reads on ResearchGate. WAOE President Steve McCarty has recently published many invited articles including “Online Education as a Discipline,” “25 Years of Online Academic Conferences,” “Post-Pandemic Pedagogy” at New York University, and an interesting interview on “How Asian Universities can Rise to the Current Challenge.”

Besides the WAOE-Views discussions, our main thrust these days is collaboration on educational techology projects. In mid-2023, officers in India and Japan (below two contacts) formed an Indo-Japanese research group on humanizing online educational experiences towards a bi-national grant for 2024-2026.

For research, see more publications at the e-Learning page.

For enquiries, e-mail Membership Chair Dr. Ramesh Sharma or WAOE President Steve McCarty.