New Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning (IDEAL) report

The Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning (IDEAL) project has just published the second of three study reports, focusing on the social profile of adults enrolled in distance education. The third report will be published in February 2015. The IDEAL project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, seeks to examine how higher education institutions can contribute to adult learning by way of distance education. This project, which has been running since October 2013, will optimize our knowledge of distance learning services throughout Europe and provide valuable information on the profiles of potential students. In 2015 the IDEAL team will organise policy and capacity-building seminars specifically to enhance the match between the distance education offer and the needs of adult learners. The exact dates will be communicated in spring.
To download the report click here. In order to receive regular updates, you can subscribe to the IDEAL newsletter here. For more information on the project, please contact Ms Angela Owusu-Boampong (a.owusu-boampong(at)