Permanent Secretariat

 Special Adviser: Alan Tait

Alan Tait has a special responsibility for advising ICDE on matters pertaining to quality in education, as well as supporting the Secretary General on international initiatives and activities.

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Professor Alan Tait is Director, International Development and Teacher Education at the Open University (OU), UK. Prior to this he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, packs, programmes and qualifications, together with acting as Planning and Resource Officer for the seven faculties. 

Alan Tait previously held the position as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the OU. His academic career has been in practitioner and scholarly support of distance and e-learning. He was Chair of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) NAP Steering Committee 2002-2005, and he served as President of ICDE associate member, EDEN, from 2007-2010. Prior to this, he was Editor of the journal Open Learning from 1989-1998, joint Series Editor of the Routledge Series Studies in Distance Education and Co-Director of the Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning.

Alan is Professor of Distance Education and Development at the OU and has published extensively in the field of open and distance learning, in particular in learner support. He is former Chief Editor of the European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL) and current Editor in Chief of the Commonwealth of Learning's Journal of Learning for Development. He has also worked widely in developing countries for international organizations such as UNESCO, the European Commission and the Commonwealth of Learning. He is currently also Senior Online Consultant for The Open University of China.

Recent most cited publications include ‘What are Open Universities for?’, in Open Learning, 2008, Vol 23:2,  pp 85-94, ‘Leadership Development for Distance and E Learning’, 2007, in the International Handbook of Distance Education, Eds. Evans T, Haughey M and Murphy D, pp 499-512, and ‘Planning Student Support for Open and Distance Learning’, in Open Learning, 2000, Vol 15, No 3, pp 287-299.

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Acting Secretary General: Morten Flate Paulsen

Contact: Morten Flate Paulsen is the Acting Secretary General of ICDE, appointed by the Board of Trustees.

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Adviser: Caroline Seville

Caroline Seville manages events, information and communication, partnerships and ICDE governance.

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Phone: Office +47 22 06 26 32/ Mobile  + 47 454 02 560

 

 

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Special Adviser: Torhild Slåtto

Torhild Slåtto is working with communication, networks and cooperation in Norway and the Nordic countries. She joins us after many years as Director at Fleksibel Utdanning Norge.

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Adviser: Anaïs Røed Malbrand - Maternity Leave

Anaïs Røed Malbrand is responsible for Membership as well as Quality Reviews. 

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Phone: Office +47 22 06 26 33/ Mobile  +47 40 67 72 08

 

 

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Senior Project Manager: Jean-Baptiste M.

Jean-Baptiste is responsible for EU projects at ICDE. 

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Phone: Office +47 339 934 92

 

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Office Manager: Snorre Qveim-Leikanger

Snorre Qveim-Leikanger advises the permanent secretariat on administrative, financial, legal and data protection matters. He is appointed Legal, Ethics and Data Protection Officer in the Strategic Partnership between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa for the Co-Design of an Innovative and Scalable ePortfolios (the EPICA project). 

Email: qveim@icde.org
Phone: +47 22 06 26 33

 

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Higher Executive Officer: Georgia Soares

Georgia Soares supports the secretariat within administration, development and project management support.

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Phone: +47 22 06 26 33

 

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Affiliated: Editor of Open Praxis

Editor of Open Praxis 

Inés Gil-Jaurena is the Editor of Open Praxis, ICDE’s peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. She is based at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain.

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