ICDE History

The history of ICDE

Between the 22-24 of August 2018, ICDE celebrates its 80th anniversary. To mark the occasion the ICDE Secretariat  have compile an overview of the history of the organisation, its major milestones and the contributions of individuals who have helped in creating the ICDE of today. 

This article is a work in progress. ICDE members and community are very welcome to contribute to this article with corrections, additional  information, anecdotes and illustrations.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 03:59 AM
 

Through the mirror of ICDE - from correspondence to distance to online: David Sewart 

David Sewart, Former Chair of the ICDE Board of Trustees; Former President of ICDE; Former Director of Student Services at The Open University, UK has written an overview of the history of ICDE.

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ICDE Conferences throughout history 

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1938

The 1st ICCE International Conference attracted 87 delegates from 5 countries. It took place on 22, 23 and 24 of August 1938 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The conference ended with the appointment of the first Executive Committee: "to hold office until the Second International Conference is held".  ICDE was then called ICCE (International Council for Correpondence Education). 

1948

In October 1948 the 2nd Conference met in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA with an attendance of 116 delegates from 7 countries. The conference was initially scheduled for 1940 but due to the outbreak of World War II the conference was postponed. 1948 was the first opportunity after the war for the conference to be held. 

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ICDE Presidents throughout history 

This article is a work in progress. ICDE members and community are very welcome to contribute to this article with corrections, additional  information, anecdotes and illustrations.

1938 - 1948

At a time when ICDE was still called ICCE (International Council for Correspondence Education), and at the end of its very first Conference, that took place from the 22-24 of August 1938 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the first of the organisations Executive Committee was appointed: "to hold office until the Second International Conference is held".  The President of that Conference, Rex Haight, was by consequence appointed the first President of our organization and held office from 1938 to 1948. 

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ICDE Honorary members

According to the ICDE constitution: “On the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Council may award honorary membership to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the ICDE". The honorary membership has been presented by ICDE Presidents during ICDE World Conferences.

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ICDE Prize of Excellence winners

ICDE rewards outstanding achievement in open and distance education through the Prize of Excellence award for both individuals and institutions.

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