Benefits

ICDE is the leading global membership organization for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education. There are many benefits to becoming a member of ICDE:

Benefits

Membership type

Institutional*

Individual

Associate

Opportunity to influence the future of education

 

 

 

ICDE as an advocate for you. Voice your global or regional interests through us.

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Participate major international policy initiatives when appropriate.

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Access to leading global bodies, when applicable, through ICDE’s special relationship with UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) and other international associations.

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Take part in ICDE partner initiatives, e.g. UNESCO, CoL and ICDE for Quality assurance, regional and global events.

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Partnership development, recognition, networking and internationalisation.

 

 

 

Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with other members in the network.

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Stay informed about the leading events on online and open education through ICDE and partners’ events.

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Nominate candidates for the ICDE prizes of excellence for outstanding achievements in online, open and flexible education. (A self-nomination cannot be considered).

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Propose papers to apply to the ICDE Prizes at conferences, e.g. the World Conference.

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Nominate a representative of your institution as an ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Apply for Open Calls from UNESCO (as an official partner to UNESCO, ICDE is eligible to submit nominations for several Prizes. A self-nomination cannot be considered).

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Submit a proposal to work on ICDE projects through ICDE calls.

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Promote that you are part of the only global network for technology enhanced education by using ICDE membership logo on your website and promotion material.

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Access the members’ area in the ICDE Community Platform. Connect with your peers, build your networks, and engage in discussion forums.

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Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enter a special mutual partnership with ICDE (e.g on projects or cross- promotion).

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Apply to host an ICDE event – The annual Presidents’ Summit, Biennial World Conference or a Regional international conference.

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Apply to be part of the ICDE Operational Network and have a hands-on role in your region.

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Learn and share your knowledge

 

 

 

Propose to be a speaker at ICDE and partners’ events.

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Access to and participation in webinars in online open and flexible education.

Candidate themes for the future are:

- Changing pedagogies for open education

- Challenges for leadership for open and online education

- Challenges to quality for open and online education

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Access to ICDE reports (e.g. Quality Standards Study report).

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Get Involved in working groups, focus groups and task forces. Candidates for the future are:

- Quality

- Learning Analytics

- Leadership and governance

- Research and Innovation

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Receive the bi-monthly ICDE newsletter.

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Receive a tailored Presidents’ letter for institutional and associate members or the individual’s letter for individual membership.

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Be a reviewer for the ICDE Quality review service for institutions.

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Free access to Open Praxis, ICDE’s peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education.

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Be invited to contribute with papers to Open Praxis, ICDE’s peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal.

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Presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors can attend the exclusive closed Presidents’ Meeting at the Presidents’ Summit.

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Participate in the Consultative Committee meetings (international member associations).

 

 

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Sizable discounts

 

 

 

Receive discounts for your staff to attend the annual Presidents’ Summit, Biennial World Conference or an Regional international conferences** (discounted rate on event fee, flight tickets, among others).

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Receive discounts to non-ICDE conferences, like Online Educa Berlin and others announced.

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Free membership fee for 4 years or during the Doctoral studies period***.

 

 

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Option to get 3 years’ membership for the price of 2 if your fee is paid 3 years in advance.

 

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Discounts on books and services when announced.

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Promotion and visibility

 

 

 

Promote your events, news-stories, publications, projects and graduate scholarships in ICDE bi-monthly newsletter, website, Twitter and Facebook account.

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Be visible through sponsoring key ICDE initiative as the Global Doctoral Consortium, specific studies or prizes.

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Publish information directly on the members’ area in the ICDE Community Platform.

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Dissemination of calls for papers, employment opportunities, project partnerships and exposure for research related to open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning in ICDE website (public and members only area), bi-monthly Newsletter, Twitter and Facebook account.

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Channels into UNESCO’s and other relevant regional and international bodies’ work in distance education through ICDE’s commitment to consolidate news relevant to distance education for these institutions’ news services.

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Take part in the governance of ICDE

 

 

 

Contribute to decisions regarding the ICDE Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

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Be candidate to be appointed to the ICDE Election Committee.

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Be candidate to be appointed to the ICDE Board of Trustees.

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Vote in the elections for the ICDE Executive Committee for the individual members.

 

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Vote for the elections for the ICDE Executive Committee.

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Keep informed about the direction of ICDE using your access to the Executive Committee minutes, ICDE Annual report, activity plan and strategic plan.

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Services

 

 

 

Ask ICDE to connect you with an expert within a certain field. Candidates for the future are:

- Establishing online and flexible systems

- Learning analytics

- Quality assurance systems

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Engage an independent, external peer-review of the institution´s online, open, distance and flexible provision, the  ICDE Quality Review.

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*Includes governmental authority/ agency (membership fee category B).
** Unlimited for institutional membership categories A1, A2 (from any country), up to 5 delegates for other institutional membership categories, up to 2 for associated members.
*** Associate membership is a category decided by the Executive Committee. It is valid for up to 4 years for organizations and during the doctoral studies for Doctoral students. All the information about associate membership is available here.
**** Eligible Doctoral Students.

Apply for membership!

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 06:04 AM