ICDE regularly publishes or contributes to reports, surveys and articles on the emerging topics in the field of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (OFDL).
Candidates for the ICDE Board 2024-2027
View the eligible candidates for the ICDE Board 2024 - 2027.
September 12, 2023
Deadline extended: Nominations open for the ICDE Prizes of Excellence 2023
It is time for ICDE members to nominate candidates for the ICDE Prizes of Excellence 2023! Submit your candidates by Wednesday 13 September.
September 5, 2023
ICDE celebrates 85 years working to bring education to all
This year, ICDE celebrates 85 years since its establishment in Canada. From handwritten postal letters to innovation in the digital age, Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (OFDL) has come a long way since 1938.
August 22, 2023
Spotlight on Quality: ICDE Quality Review 2023
In July, a team of ICDE quality reviewers completed the ICDE Quality Review Service for Institutional Member, Universitas Terbuka.
August 10, 2023
Get nominated for a UNESCO Prize
As a Consultative Partner to UNESCO, ICDE can endorse or nominate candidates for prestigious UNESCO awards.
July 3, 2023
ICDE Board 2024-2027: Call for Candidate Nominations
ICDE Members are invited to nominate candidates by 14 August. Elections will be held electronically in September/October 2023.
June 14, 2023
ICDE and Francophone partners at eLearning Africa in Dakar
On 24 May, ICDE Secretary General, Torunn Gjelsvik, has been in Dakar, Senegal for the eLearning Africa conference, participating in a workshop hosted by our main partner for the ICDE Francophone OER Project, Université Numérique (French Digital University).
May 25, 2023
The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Catalysing and Advancing Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Representatives from four Network of Open Organisation members reflect on their OER panel discussion at the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference 2023.
May 11, 2023
ICDE 85th Anniversary: Share your memories!
In 2023, ICDE will mark its 85th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we need your help!
April 27, 2023
Remote Labs for Remote Students
Since 2016, BITS Pilani has been offering remote and virtual labs for their off-campus students. Prof PB Venkataraman shares his experience of working on the project and the value of ICDE membership.
April 27, 2023
ICDE Annual Report 2022
The Annual Report summarises ICDE's work and impact over the course of 2022.
March 24, 2023
Global Presidents’ Forum 2022 – Summary Report
This report summarises the suggestions and input from the annual Global Presidents' Forum, held in November 2022.
March 9, 2023
3 days, 30 sessions, 32 countries
In February, almost 400 participants gathered in Lillehammer, Norway for the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning ICDE Conference 2023. During the three days, delegates exchanged knowledge, learned from expert speakers, and contemplated the present and future of lifelong learning.
February 23, 2023
“Model, inspire, encourage”: Dr. Souma Alhaj Ali appointed as Chair of the ICDE Quality Network
ICDE has appointed Dr. Souma Alhaj Ali as the new Chair of the ICDE Quality Network, replacing Professor Alan Tait.
February 9, 2023
ICDE presents at GTEL2023 conference in Riyadh
Between 23-25 January 2023, ICDE Secretary General, Torunn Gjelsvik, visited Saudi Arabia as an invited speaker at the Global Trends in E-Learning (GTEL2023) conference.
January 26, 2023
New Editor: Advancing Open Praxis through promoting Open Education
After over a decade of service, Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena is stepping down as editor of ICDE’s scholarly journal, Open Praxis. A new editorial team from Anadolu University in Turkey, led by Professor Aras Bozkurt, is taking over in January – with ambitious plans for the future of the journal.
January 26, 2023
Global Quality Perspectives on Open, Flexible and Distance Learning 2022
The 2022 report summarises the ICDE Quality Network’s analysis of quality issues in the field of open, distance and online learning, from every world region.
January 20, 2023
ICDE Roundtable at UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022
This report presents regional perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for the topic of quality within Open, Flexible and Distance learning (OFDL)
September 23, 2022
ICDE Leadership Summit 2022
A summary report from the ICDE Leadership Summit 2022: "Leadership for Ed-Tech oriented innovation in Education", hosted by Korea National Open University.
May 15, 2022
ICDE Virtual Global Conference Week 2021
Proceedings from the ICDE Virtual Global Conference Week 2021, a virtual event hosted by the ICDE Secretariat with the theme: "Upskilling and Upscaling for Quality Open, Flexible and Distance Learning".
April 9, 2022
Global Quality Perspectives on Open, Flexible and Distance Learning 2021
The 2021 report summarises the ICDE Quality Network’s analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-2021 in accelerating the inclusion of online elements in so many Higher Education institutions in all parts of the world.
March 15, 2022
Open Innovation Framework Report from the ICDE OERAC 2022
This paper addresses open educational resources, open science, and open innovation. A proposed framework for Open Innovation is suggested.
March 1, 2022
ICDE Leadership Summit 2021 Summary Report
The ICDE Leadership Summit 2021 explored OFDL leadership’s place in establishing a community and supporting and improving flexibility as a way of developing a resilient education system for the future.
September 4, 2021
ICDE Presidents’ Forum 2020 Summary Report
In November 2020, Presidents, Vice-Chancellors, Principals, and Rectors of higher education providers gathered for the ICDE Presidents’ Forum 2020 to focus discussions on “Recalibrating educational leadership for resilient education”.
November 30, 2020
The Present and Future of Alternative Digital Credentials (ADCs)
This report examines the rationale, employer acceptance, criteria and implementation of ADCs, and makes a series of recommendations for ICDE members.
January 5, 2019
Models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced higher education across the globe – A comparative analysis
This study analyses how higher education providers across the world are harnessing digitalisation to improve teaching and learning and learner support, and to identify emerging types of practice.
April 5, 2018
Quality models in online and open education around the globe: State of the art and recommendations
This report examines quality models and guidelines from online and open education providers around the world, and makes a series of recommendations for future work.
May 1, 2015
Student success in open, distance and e-learning
This report examines the ways in which student success can be best supported in open, distance and e-learning programmes, and student drop-out and failure diminished.
April 5, 2015