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To Our Valued Member:

Welcome to USDLA’s “Members Only” community!

We are excited to offer the following special “Member Only” benefits. Please know that the U.S. Distance Learning Association is honored that you are a member and colleague. Because of your membership and involvement with the Association, we have been able to become a leader in promoting the development and application of distance learning. Whether you are in pre-K-12 education, higher and continuing education, homeschooling or business, corporate, military, government or telehealth, we are committed to reaching out to our members and providing the most up-to-date information available about the options and opportunities that distance learning provides. Our members are leaders from the distance learning industry and are positioned to help, support and mentor each other to better understand the dynamics and educational possibilities of this innovative form of learning.

Thank you for your membership and please let us know how we can be of help in fulfilling your own personal, professional, business and/or educational ambitions.

Jenny Jopling

USDLA President
United States Distance Learning Association

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Connect to the USDLA Community (http://usdla.intronetworks.com)
Identifying and then making meaningful connections to who and what matters to you is the key to success, whether you’re a business, an organization or an individual. Instantly and visually match yourself to other important people and information and make connections that will power your passion, profession and/or business.

Reserve a Virtual Room for My Meeting

USDLA members can reserve a virtual room to facilitate, collaborate and/or deliver an engaging, high-quality meeting experience to a geographically dispersed audience.

Professional White Papers and Reports
  • Mobile Learning Update via The MASIE Center
  • Evaluating Online Learning: Challenges and Strategies for Success
    July 2008
    This publication features seven evaluations of online learning programs or resources. The evaluations represent variety both in method of evaluation and in the program or resource that was examined.
    Website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/evalonline/index.html
  • Understanding the National Online Higher Education Market
    This PowerPoint outlines the latest research and statistics on Distance Learning by Eduventures.
  • Institutions Conferring the Largest Number of Educational Degrees
  • Technology-Based Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2002–03 and 2004–05

    The report is at: ( http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/2008008.pdf )

    This report details findings from "Technology-Based Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2004-05," a survey that was designed to provide policymakers, researchers, and educators with information about technology-based distance education courses in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. This report also compares these findings with baseline data collected in 2002-03, and provides longitudinal analysis of change in the districts that responded to both the 2002-03 and 2004-05 surveys. For these two surveys, distance education courses were defined as credit-granting courses offered via audio, video, or Internet or other computer technologies to elementary and secondary school students enrolled in the district, in which the teacher and students were in different locations. Findings indicate that 37 percent of public school districts and 10 percent of all public schools nationwide had students enrolled in technology-based distance education courses during 2004-05.

  • The Role of Leadership in Scaling up Virtual High School Programs
    By Daryl Diamond, PhD and John Pisapia

Distance Learning Journal Archives.

The Distance Learning Journal is an official publication of the United Distance Learning Association (USDLA). It is sponsored by Nov Southeastern University/Fischler School of Education and Human Services, and by Information Age Publishing. The Distance Learning Journal is published four times a year for leaders, practitioners and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e-learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional magazine with information for those who provide instruction to all types of learners, of all ages, using telecommunication technologies of all types. Articles are written by practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas for readers. Articles are accepted from authors with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning.

Members have access to the Distance Learning Journal Archives.

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