Benefits of membership

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning. Membership of ICDE is open to teaching institutions offering post-secondary and/ or adult education, research institutions, educational authorities and agencies, educational service companies, and individuals. Associate membership is also available for not-for-profit membership organizations.

About ICDE

  • Enabling change to technology enhanced quality education across the globe.
  • Advocating 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.

Key benefits

  • Network with higher education institutions, networks and systems.
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with other members in the network.
  • Host an ICDE event; the annual Presidents’ Summit, biennial World Conference, or a regional conference.
  • Join the Operational Network and be an advocate for ICDE in your region.
  • Involvement in workshops, task forces and projects.
  • Take an active role in major international policy initiatives.
  • Visibility in your region and internationally for your successes and challenges.
  • Nominate a representative of your institution as an ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER).
  • Promote your news through the ICDE newsletter and member network.
  • Engage a Quality Review of Student Services for your institution.
  • Involvement in the governance of ICDE, including nominating and voting for the ICDE Executive Committee members and contributing to the next long-term Strategic Plan.  
  • Access to webinars and themed presentations by experts in online, open and flexible.
  • Be eligible for nomination for the ICDE Prize of Excellence.

Financial benefits

  • Discounts to ICDE events including the annual Presidents’ Summit, biennial World Conference and regional conferences.
  • Host an ICDE event and receive 85 per cent of the profit made from the event.
  • Receive a discount to organize the Quality Review of Student Services for your institution.
  • Free promotion of your news through the ICDE newsletter and member network.

For more details on ICDE membership and benefits please see the documents below.

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