United States Distance Learning Association was the first nonprofit
Distance Learning association in the United States to support Distance
Learning research, development and praxis across the complete arena of
education, training and communications.
In 1987, the USDLA was
founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the
burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities via new
concepts of the fusion of communication technologies with learning in
broad multidiscipline applications.
An elected president, an
Executive Committee, and a governing board now govern USDLA with Dr.
John G. Flores as the Executive Director of the Association.
learning communities that USDLA addresses are: pre K-12, higher
education, continuing education, corporate training, military and
government training, home schooling and telemedicine. In addition USDLA
is also focused on national and international technology based Distance
through its mission of …supporting the development and application of
distance learning… focuses on all legislation impacting the Distance
learning community and its varied constituencies.
|United States Distance Learning Association : Goals|
|Leadership ||- To provide national leadership in the field of distance learning|
|Advocate||- To advocate and promote the use of distance learning|
|Information ||- To provide current information on distance learning|
|Policy ||- To provide current information on distance learning|
|Association of Associations||- To serve and support the state, consortium and individual organizations that belong to USDLA|
|Recognition ||- To provide annual recognition and awards of outstanding achievements in distance learning|
|Partnerships ||- To serve as a catalyst for the formation of partnerships among education, business, healthcare, and government|
|International ||- To achieve a global leadership role through liaisons with international organizations|
|Access and Equity||- To promote equity and access to lifelong learning through distance learning|
|Diversity ||- To promote diversity in our organization and its programs|