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About IADL





The International Association for Distance Learning (IADL) was established to promote quality in distance education and training, and to provide benchmarking, approval and recognition of open, online, and distance learning programmes and course-providers worldwide. IADL members include schools, elearning websites, private training companies, NGOs, colleges, universities, and other organisations on five continents.


Admission to membership of the IADL includes appraisal of a course-provider's administrative procedures, methods of course delivery, and its educational and publicity materials. Consideration is also given to in-house quality control systems. Members are assessed to ensure that learners receive a product which is consistent with the values and policies set by the IADL.


Members are required to undergo periodic re-assessment by assessors and evaluators nominated by IADL.


IADL'S officers, assessors, and evaluators include academics, working professionals and peer organizations from a variety of disciplines and countries. Committee members, assessors and other regulatory officers are all qualified and experienced in their own particular fields, and are chosen for their ability to contribute to the work of the IADL. Through a process of continuing quality control, the IADL will monitor the services provided by its membership as an ongoing assurance that standards are maintained.


The International Association for Distance Learning is an independent and voluntary association of open, distance, and online course-providers and does not offer its own learning programmes.