About us

The objectives of EADL are to:

  • promote learning, wherever and however it occurs;
  • promote the use of all media to facilitate and enhance the learning process, and to increase its geographical and societal spread;
  • improve the acceptance of distance learning to achieve parity of esteem with other forms of education:
  • promote research into the methods of distance learning;
  • promote open discussion of strategy in the business, marketing, and educational aspects of distance learning in an environment in which commercial sensitivities are respected;
  • share ideas and good practice, and explore projects and partnerships, with trusted colleagues aware of one another’s needs and aspirations;
  • promote quality and professional and ethical standards in distance learning;

  • gather and communicate information about new developments in distance learning;
  • maintain contacts and co-operate with the European Commission, national government agencies and non-governmental educational organisations and networks, and other bodies directly or indirectly interested in distance learning;
  • promote and protect the interests of members and learners;
  • promote the establishment of and co-operation with national councils and associations of distance learning providers, and develop strategic partnerships with them;
  • engage in all activities incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

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