ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education. The first World Conference was held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in the same year providing the first forum in the world where distance education institutions and professionals could meet, learn from one another and enter into partnerships.

The organization underwent a name change to the International Council for Open and Distance Education in 1982.

In 1988, ICDE opened a Permanent Secretariat in Oslo, Norway and since then has been supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education in the form of an annual contribution to the Permanent Secretariat's operating expenses. 

David Sewart - Through the mirror of ICDE - from correspondence to distance to online

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