EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

EADTU is the leading institutional network for innovative online, open and flexible universities and is at the heart of the modernisation agenda. It is committed to the Bologna Process and the ET2020 Strategy.

Key activities are related to empowering universities in their transition to student-centred online/blended learning; organising online, open and flexible education through inclusive structures and methods, taking HE to students when and where they need it, during all stages of life; promoting quality assurance and accreditation for OOF-HE; opening up education through OERs and MOOCs; flexibilising continuing education and closing the skills gap by short micro-credential programs; organising collaborative programs and mobility, where students learn across national, sectoral and institutional boundaries; and understanding the changing pedagogical landscape in Europe.

EADTU has a membership of 25 European countries (represented by online, open and distance teaching Universities, national higher education associations or single universities) covering 200 universities and more than 3 million students. EADTU offers support to European and national authorities, to HE-institutions, European Universities and other relevant stakeholders by policy events in higher education and sharing expertise within higher education communities. In addition, EADTU is coordinator OF the European MOOC Consortium (EMC) representing 400 higher education institutions and over 3000 MOOCs.