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International Council For Open And Distance Education

Objectives and Mission: 

Framework for cooperation and development in open distance and web-based learning, the ICDE has amongs its members: universities, schools, companies and in some cases educational authorities in more than 135 countries.
To promote the knowledge and the intensification of the distance education worldwide
To act as international coordination for open and distance education
To contribute to the development of new methodologies and technologies applied to education
To provide a forum where individuals, corporations, educational institutions, authorities and agencies involved in open and distance education can engage in professional enhancement and interaction

General description: 

Organizes World Conference (every 2 years). Works closely with national and regional associations to encourage organization of national and regional meetings and ensure international participation where appropriate. ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents of Open and Distance Learning Institutions, convening annually, provides a global mechanism for cooperation, strategy development and capacity building and advocacy activities in open and distance learning for educational institutions.

Country Presence: 
Macao, China
Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
South Sudan
Field of Interest: 
Distance Education, Education, French-speaking, Gender Equality, Networks, New technologies of information and communication, Teaching, Technical and Vocational Education and Training