International Council for Open and Distance Education

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International Council for Open and Distance Education
Formation22-24 August 1938
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
190 institutional members Universities, higher education institutions & associations.
Official language
Belinda Tynan, Deputy VC Education and Vice-President, RMIT Australia
Acting General Secretary
Morten Flate Paulsen
AffiliationsUNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, IAU, Open Education Consortium

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)[1] is a membership-led global organization in the field of online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education. It consists of more than 190 higher education institutions and organizations in some 71 countries.[2]

ICDE does not provide educational accreditation to its members. Its website states: "Claims that ICDE provides institutional accreditation or the unauthorized use of the ICDE logo on websites or marketing materials is strictly prohibited and will result in withdrawal of membership."[3]


  1. ^ Klotz, David. "Who we are". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ "ICDE members". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ Membership criteria Archived 5 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, ICDE website

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