International Council for Open and Distance Education

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International Council for Open and Distance Education
Formation 1 August 1938
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Membership
184 institutional members 14 member associations
President
Mandla S. Makhanya
General Secretary
Gard Titlestad
Website www.icde.org

The International Council for Open and Distance Education, or ICDE, is a global membership organisation in the field of open and distance education,[1] and in formal consultative relations with UNESCO.[2] It was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education.[2] ICDE conducts world conferences on open and distance education on alternate years. Regional conferences are held more frequently.[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] ICDE includes national organizations, such as the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) in the United States, which provides "cross-disciplinary perspectives and strategies" related to adults and non-traditional students looking for continuous learning opportunities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associations and Professional Organizations, Distance Education Professional Development Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  2. ^ a b c History, ICDE website
  3. ^ Membership criteria, ICDE website
  4. ^ icde.org

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