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 9,500 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.” Invited presentations include “Online Education as an Academic Discipline” in Japan and “Global Faculty Development for Online Language Education” at the national open university in New Delhi.

In 2021 we held a series of meetings via Zoom / meeting recording.

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

For enquiries, e-mail Dr. Ramesh Sharma or Steve McCarty.