A global network for online, open and flexible education

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for online, open and flexible education and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.

  • Enables change to technology enhanced quality education across the globe.
  • Advocates 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.

Support the ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium (GDC)

The ICDE Global Doctoral Consortium (GDC) connects Ph.D. students in the research field related to online, open, flexible and technology enhanced learning.

To ensure sustainability of the consortium and offer travel grants to Ph.D. students from all over the world, we kindly ask for donations. More information about the GDC.



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We hope our readers and members will find the initiative useful, inspiring and to give insight as well as interactions on specific topics.

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