On this page you will find various documents pertaining to the IDEAL project, such as the IDEAL research methodology, the IDEAL glossary, papers and reports published and any other useful documents open for download.
Please note that the content of these documents does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies with the IDEAL project consortium.
The IDEAL project will deliver a number of publications based on the studies carried out. Please sign up for our newsletter if you are interested in receiving updates.
- Distance education offer of European higher education institutions
- Social profile of adults enrolled in distance education
- Social profile of potential distance education students (extended version – 218 pages) (short version – 77 pages)
- IDEAL Final report: Closing the gap: Opportunities for distance education to benefit adult learners in higher education
The IDEAL research
Learn more about the definitions used in the IDEAL surveys and reports and the IDEAL research methodology:
- IDEAL_Glossary gives an overview of definitions used for the purpose of the IDEAL study, such as distance education, blended learning, etc
- IDEAL research methodology explains how the IDEAL project will address its research question “how higher education institutions can and do contribute to adult learning by way of distance education“.
- IDEAL Distance Education Concept gives you an overview of the state of the art on the concept of distance education
The IDEAL project will be presented at a number of events. You will find abstracts and papers in this section
- ESREA abstract submitted and accepted for the Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education entitled “Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives“ will take place from 18–20 June 2014 at Aalborg University, Denmark
- EDEN conference paper submitted and accepted for the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference on Expanding Learning Scenarios entitled “Distance Education in European Higher Education Institutions: Analysing Mechanisms for Increasing Participation of Adult Learners” that took place 9-12 June 2015 in Barcelona, Spain