The US Distance Learning Association is a group of professionals spread across the country and, really, around the world. We are a passionate community of interest focused on distance learning in all of its forms – Internet, videoconferencing, mobile devices, and, yes, even via the postal system. We work in K-20 education, corporate and government training, and telemedicine.
We hope that this website is helpful to you. Our Research center encompasses a range of information about distance learning that is unequalled on the Web. Our Awards section will tell you something about the “best of the best” – and perhaps interest you in stepping up to that challenge as well. The State Chapters section has information on affiliated groups that meet in many local areas. Looking to validate the professionalism of your program? Check out our Credentialing section. And, if you want to go even deeper, you will want to look under Events for our national conference at the end of April in Indianapolis and our policy forum in Washington, DC in the fall. Note, too, our tried and true sponsors who help underwrite our activities and thereby make much of this possible.
Lastly, I’d like to invite you to consider becoming a member – or sponsor! – of the Association. USDLA is composed of volunteers who are committed to bringing the best possible distance learning experience to widely diverse constituencies. That diversity is one of our greatest assets. We learn from each other and by working with those in related fields, we find we benefit in often surprising ways. This breadth of engagement has, in turn, given rise to our invitation, “Come learn from a community that is broader than your own.”