The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1987, the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit academic organization for open universities in Asia. As of October 2010, the AAOU has 48 official members, 22 associate members and 2 individual members.
The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization. The IACEE was founded in May, 1989 at the 4th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education (WCCEE) in Beijing by ten organizations including the China Association for Continuing Engineering Education,
Established in 1991 as a non-profit organization, the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) is the most influential institution dedicated to promote European distance and e-learning. EDEN aims to share knowledge, improve understanding about distance and e-learning and promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.