The USDLA has a vigorous national presence, but its real strength lies in the Chapters across the nation and, increasingly, around the world. Chapters take many forms while representing their members and putting on programs that often include an annual conference. In a practice modeled after distance learning itself, Chapters will themselves incorporate technology in order to accomplish their mission & goals across their regional areas.
Chapter Tool Kit
Through their Chapter membership, Chapter members enjoy the same benefits as National members.
USDLA is affiliated with other distance learning groups – especially in Europe, Asia, and Australia – but much of the world, especially the developing world, is not represented by a national or regional distance learning organization. Educators in these areas are invited to join us as a Global member and are able to participate in any of our USDLA activities. In fact, in 2015 a video conferencing provider based in Ghana took top honors in the Best Practices in Distance Learning Teaching category of our annual USDLA distance learning awards program. Indeed, when we speak of learning from a community “broader than your own,” it’s a community not only on the local level but one that also spans oceans and continents!