The following professional associations and organisations representing members around the globe are official partners for this year’s ICDE World Conference on Online Learning.
The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) is a professional association of educators, instructional designers, educational researchers, education consultants, and administrators from across Australia and overseas that is dedicated to advancement of research, practice, and support of education ‘across time and space’.
The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education. It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching and research.
The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) is an incorporated not-for-profit professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education.
The European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL) supports a network of European research laboratories and by sponsoring high profile TEL events, a knowledge interchange, and a set of very active Special Interest Groups.
Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programmes, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process.
SOLAS is building a world class Further Education and Training (FET) sector to help fuel Ireland’s future. It aims to ensure that Further Education and Training is inclusive and recognises that all citizens have the potential to develop their skill sets if afforded the opportunity and support to do so.
The Unizin Consortium provides solutions for critical issues facing higher education institutions today: learner success, access, and affordability. Through consortium collaborations and resource sharing, institutions are enabled to adapt to the ever-changing digital teaching and learning landscape.
The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is the representative body for Ireland’s seven universities. Through consultation and collaborative projects IUA develop strategy and policy to advance third and fourth level education and research. IUA’s shared aim is to maximise the universities’ contribution to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic well-being.
The aim of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. The Association’s activities, such as the annual conference, season schools for emerging researchers and publishing, build on and promote free and open dialogue and critical discussion and take a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to theory, methods and research ethics.