About ICDE

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is a leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.  ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all.

  • Enabling change to technology enhanced quality education across the globe.
  • Advocating for access, equity and quality learning through online, open and flexible learning.
  • A dynamic platform for cooperation on innovation and development, featuring key regional actors and leading experts.
  • Access to thousands of higher education institutions, networks and systems.
  • A key partner for UNESCO.
  • Part-funded by the Government of Norway.

Visit http://icde.org/ for more information.


The Partnership

Under the new partnership:

ICDE and DUO will promote the importance of online, open, distance, flexible and technology enhanced education; to encourage innovation and quality in online, open, distance, flexible and technology enhanced education; and support the development of new methodologies and technologies.

In the news:

ICDE Announces Partnership with Drexel University Online (DUO) to Share Curated Content.

With these objectives in mind, ICDE encourages their members to share your best practices, by emailing a quick summary of the innovation to info@virtuallyinspired.org or icde@icde.org. In the near future, the Virtually Inspired website will include a contributions page with a simple form to fill out and submit.

ICDE World Conference

The World Conference on Online Learning: Transforming Lives and Society, hosted by Dublin City University, will convene in Dublin, Ireland November 3-7. The Call for Proposals in now open.