ICDE Membership Campaign 2018

On the 22nd of August it will be exactly 80 years since the opening of the First ICCE International Conference held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
This event officially marked the creation of the International Council of Correspondence Education (ICCE), former name of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
For the occasion, ICDE is offering free institutional membership to any new member applying from the 1st of August 2018 to the 31st of December of 2018, once its candidature has been approved by the ICDE Executive Committee.

To apply for institutional membership, please fill out this form.

Why join ICDE

With the support and active involvement by its member community, ICDE continues to be a global force for lifelong, open and flexible learning responding to the urgent challenges of bringing about a wanted future as set forth by the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) and Education 2030: ‘Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all’.

ICDE believes that education is a universal right and should be available to all.

The ICDE community of members make the vision, the values and the mission of ICDE possible by participating in direct decision-making, in cooperative action and in cooperative problem solving in a spirit of openness, collaboration, accountability and transparency. 

Membership Benefits Valued by Current Members
Current members highly value the opportunity to:

  • Influence the future of education.
  • Take an active role in major international policy initiatives.
  • Have access to leading experts in the global ICDE network.
  • Stay updated about international events on online and open education.
  • Host an ICDE event like the Leadership Summit or World Conference.
  • Enhance visibility in each region and globally for successes and challenges.
  • Be eligible for nomination for the ICDE prize of Excellence.
  • Engage a Quality Review for the institution.
  • Participate in workshops, task forces and projects.
  • Receive discounts to attend ICDE and partner’s events.
  • Have access to ICDE reports, Newsletter and the Open Praxis Journal.
  • Have free promotion of news in the ICDE Newsletter to more than 20.000 recipients worldwide! 

Who are the members

ICDE has members from all regions of the world. Members that collaborate and network for inclusive, flexible and quality learning and teaching in the digital age. Members are institutions that are engaged in flexible learning, or blended learning, online learning, open education, digital supported or technology enhanced learning, distance teaching or a combination of all this.

Universities and higher education institutions, adult education institutions, companies, networks, international and national associations, governmental agencies and ministries, individuals, experts and doctoral students are taking part in ICDE.

Apply for Membership 

Take the opportunity today and become part of the ICDE community. Information on how to apply can be found here