International Centre

World map 3The Centre for Distance Education is opening up its Fellowship and Teaching and Research schemes to international Independent Teaching Institutions, for staff with expertise in open and distance education, technology enhanced learning (TEL), and related areas. 

The Centre provides a focus for professional development and scholarly activity in flexible and distributed learning across the University of London. It works through a dynamic community of practice which supports collaboration and knowledge-sharing to influence policy and practice in the field of open and distance learning and develop good practices across the UoL International Programmes and beyond.


The Centre for Distance Education Fellowship Scheme is central to this community. Working individually, together and with others in the Centre’s wider network, the Fellows provide core expertise and specialist support that underpins the work of the CDE, making strategy and policy proposals and developing the Centre’s services and expanding knowledge-base.

Fellows provide advocacy and support and a focal point for CDE activities and services. They contribute to policy development and direct the services and activities of the Centre.  In all of their work, Fellows are able to draw on the resources of the Centre, including coordination and support from central staff and specialist assistance from other Fellows and Centre consultants.

International Fellows are invited to develop research proposals that support their own work within a teaching institution, and will also be of benefit to other institutions in our network.

2013 International Fellows:


Wordle TRA cloudThe International TRA scheme funds research based within independent Teaching Institutions associated with the University of London International Programmes.   The scheme funds original research that explores innovative practice in the areas of open and distance teaching and assessment, and the use of technology-enhanced learning to support effective practice.

The international TRAs provide an opportunity for proposed research activities that can demonstrate an enhancement of knowledge and methods for implementing open and distance learning and teaching.


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To find out more about these initiatives, including to register your interest for the next round of applications please get in contact:

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