Institutions around the globe which offer courses through open, distance and online modes of learning are listed. The overview cannot, however, be considered complete, and ICDE is unable to confirm the standing or quality of tuition of any of the institutions listed. The criteria for inclusion are generally: i) size of institution; ii) information about the institution available in English; iii) international visibility of the institution.

These pages aim also to provide an overview of the main associations and network organizations around the globe which promote the cause of open and distance education and which have a website.

Institutions and associations wishing to submit a profile or update their current profile are encouraged to contact

Lists of associations and institutions on other websites

Conducting Distance Education Effectively

A guide to online schools    Review of 'A guide to online schools'

About distance learning - for students

A student's guide to online education in the USA

Understanding online schools in the USA

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