A global network for Open, Flexible and Distance Education.

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.

ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

Competence and Expertise Offered

Enabling change to technology enhanced quality education across the globe.

Advocating for access, equity and quality learning through online, open and flexible learning.

A dynamic platform for cooperation on innovation and development, featuring key regional actors and leading experts.

Access to thousands of higher education institutions, networks and systems.

Expertise sought

ICDE aims at sharing and enlarging its 200 members strong international network.