October 22, 2007 – January 14, 2008
Submitted / Postmarked by January 14, 2008
The United States Distance Learning Association, the nation's premier distance learning association since 1987 presents its 2008 International Distance Learning Awards, the premier awards for the distance learning industry. “These prestigious awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals, and recognize four categories of excellence: 1) 21st Century Best Practice Award; 2) Best Practice Awards for Distance Learning Programming; 3) Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Awards; and 4) Outstanding Leadership by an Individual Award. The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary achievements through the use of online, videoconferencing, and satellite/video delivery technologies globally.
The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards will honor organizations with its 21 Century Best Practice Awards. This award category recognizes outstanding leadership in the field of distance learning for an agency, institution, or company incorporating blended or individual distance learning technologies. In addition, the Awards for Best Practice in Distance Learning Programming are presented to outstanding organizations, which have designed and delivered outstanding and comprehensive Best Practices for individual programs or a series of programs through online, videoconferencing, and satellite delivery technologies. Award levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. The Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Awards will honor outstanding instructors whose programs demonstrate extraordinary achievements in a distance learning environment for teachers or trainers. Award levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. Finally, the Outstanding Leadership by an Individual awards recognize those who have demonstrated strong, innovative skills for the development and/or administration of programs or who are recognized scholars in the field of distance learning globally.
The 2008 USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are presented to five major sectors of distance education and training and include the Pre-K - 12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government and Telehealth markets.
The 2008 USDLA International Awards will be presented at the USDLA International Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2008 during the USDLA National Conference being held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
In addition, winners will be recognized in an edition of USDLA’s Distance Learning Today quarterly supplement. Distance Learning Today appears in USA TODAY's top-tier markets for distance learning - major commuter hubs, convention centers and hotels. It is read by 3.5
million goal-oriented, affluent professionals who recognize the value of distance learning, education and training. The section will also be featured on the USDLA website, which averages 2.6 million hits per month.
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Marshall Allen, Former USDLA CHAIR EMERITUS, Director, Institute for Telecommunications, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Don Lake, Former USDLA Awards Chair and Director of the Center for Distance and Online Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA
Reggie Smith, USDLA Board Member and Awards Chair, Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Alexandria, VA
Julie Young, USDLA Board Member, 2008-09 President-elect, President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Virtual School, Orlando, FL
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