WELCOME TO THE SWEDISH ASSOCIATION FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION (SADE)

The Swedish Association for Open and Distance Education (SADE)

The Swedish Association for Open and Distance Education (SADE) is a professional organization for all those involved in open, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT) in Sweden.  SADEs members are from the entire education sector, from K-12, to higher education, and also public education, businesses and the private sector are represented. With  SADE you will meet people from all over the world. By SADE you can build a personal network and establish important contacts.

SVERD interacts with a number of international organizations, such as the ICDE  the International Council for Open Education and Distance Education, EDEN European Distance Education Network and EADL European Association for Distance Learning.
SADE was founded in 1984, aiming to broaden knowledge and participate in the development of open, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT).

The Swedish Association for Open and Distance Education (SADE)

SADE initiates experience sharing of experience, collaboration, and networking between members, and create open meeting places by organizing conferences, webinars and seminars, as well as other formal and informal meeting places. SADE also promotes international exchange, collaboration, and networking. SADE aims to stimulate and promote the development of knowledge in the field of open, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT), but also transformations due to increased digitization. SADE is also a referral body for governing bodies and actively participates in the current debate in the areas.
SADE’s ambition is to annually organize a field trip to an exciting destination, where it advanced in the field distance learning and flexible learning. Sunderland in England and FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany are two examples of previous destinations.

SADE organizes two annual conferences, one of which is the annual conference. The conferences address current and interesting themes that engage the members.

The Swedish Association for Open and Distance Education (SADE)

• initiate the exchange of experience and cooperation between our members
• create open communities by including organizing conferences, webinars and seminars
• promote international exchanges and cooperation
• stimulate the development of knowledge in the areas open, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT),
• contribute to the development of the area monitored in governing body.

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SADE has coordinated the BOLDIC project for more than 10 years, A project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers on Best practice on OER in the Baltic countries.

In  ongoing projects, SVERD’s most important role is to stand for evaluation and knowledge dissemination. SVERD has both
Nationally and internationally, a network and a reputation that allow the exchange of the project
Experience with relevant organizations and institutions in different sectors

 

SADE is also currently participating in another project as well funded by the Nordic Council of Ministerson Learning Content for Mobiles (LIST)

International collaborators
SADE interact with a number of international organizations as:

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ICDE International Council for Open and Distance Education

 

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SADE is partner in ICDE regional (Europe) Focal Quality points (FPQ) in collaboration with UNESCO

 

SADE coordinates the ICDE_Operational Network Boldic

 

 

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EDEN European Distance Education Network

SADEs V President Ebba Ossiannilsson is in the EDEN Executive Committee

 

SADE is organizing a preconference 13 th June 2017, joint to the EDEN2017 at Jönköping University 13-16 June 2017. The theme for the pre conference is Digital Transformation and Diversity in a Swedish Context. For more details on the program see SADEs webpage here

 

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EADL European Association for Distance Learning

 

Conferences
SADE organizes or collaborates with other organizations each year on an autumn conference (or a seminar) where we bring up to date and interesting themes that we know involve members, eg in the areas of
• learn roles and distance methods
• Distance-Spanning Technology
• interaction in flexible training
As a member of Sverd you get discounted fee at our conferences, and also for the International conferences, organized by our collaborators..

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SverdNytt newsletter and website

SADE issues a newsletter (in Swedish) in the form of SVERDnytt  (SADENews) two times a year, where current articles about open, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT), and other current information, from Swedish and international conferences. SVERDnytt also invites members to address issues related to learning, teaching, and educational  project activities in the area of ​​fopen, online and flexible distance learning, including technology enabled learning (OOFAT), as well as research, etc.
As a member of SADE you will get SverdNytt newsletter four times a year. Here you can read articles about distance learning and flexible learning. You get reports from Swedish and international conferences. SverdNytt also gives you the opportunity to raise issues of concern about the teaching, research, etc.
Please also visit our website at www.sverd.se. There are interesting links, an open forum, latest news and a lot of other things. You can also sign up as a member on the website

We welcome you as a member!

Membership fees
Organizational members: 2 500 SEK

Single member: SEK 250

Contact details
SADE 802011-5872
Bankgiro 5130-6702
SVERDs’s Office, PO Box 3033, 871 03 Harnosand
kansliet@sverd.se
www.sverd.se

 

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