TETFLE Journal background
The Teacher Education through Flexible Learning in Africa and other developing contexts journal (TETFLE) was initially known as the Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa (DETA) Proceedings. The DETA Conference was a biennial conference and the initiative of the Unit for Distance Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. At the third conference, which was co-hosted by the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, participants were invited to submit papers revolving around the theme and the sub-themes for possible inclusion in conference proceedings. They were given guidelines on the submission. Of the 35 papers that were submitted, nine were eventually approved. The papers were subjected to double-blind reviews. Reviewers are practitioners in the field of distance and teacher education, most of whom attend the conference.
Thus, the first official published proceedings document was launched at the 2011 DETA Conference in Mozambique.
Since its inception, four proceedings documents have been launched to coincide with the DETA Conference.
Until recently, scholars in the field (especially in the developing context) have had too few journals with which to boast. Papers submitted for publication after the conference undergo rigorous peer review processes.
Most of the editorial board members have been involved in the review of the papers that have been submitted thus far.