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January 13, 2012

USA TODAY JUNE 2012 REPORT – Distance Learning: From the Margin to the Mainstream

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*** Conference Early-Bird Registration Deadline: January 15, 2012 ***

Distance Learning:

From the Margin to the Mainstream Banner

In collaboration with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), Mediaplanet Publishing is producing a 12-page report dedicated to introducing and promoting online education to current and new learners to be distributed via USA Today in June 2012.


Join us for a unique opportunity to attract prospective online learners to your school, university or business. The “Distance Learning: From the Margin to the Mainstream” report will provide real discussions, editorials and solutions on the burgeoning distance learning online landscape and target students in Pre K-12, higher education, corporate, government, military, telehealth and home schooling constituencies all of whom are seeking new opportunities for furthering their education and training.

Millions of learners register and enroll in online programs annually. Pre K-12 school students use online programs to prepare for graduation and college and nearly 30% of higher education students take at least one course online. SO…HOW CAN YOU REACH AND EDUCATE THEM ABOUT YOUR PROGRAMS?

Moreover, recent research indicates that an estimated 70% of college students are non-traditional: entry to college has been delayed by at least one year following high school, having dependents, being a single parent, being employed full time, being financially independent, and/or attending part time. Distance learning online is heralded as “THE” vehicle that affords training and higher education access to these non-traditional learners. SO…HOW CAN YOU REACH AND EDUCATE THEM ABOUT YOUR PROGRAMS?

In June 2012, approximately 1.8 million prospective online learners could be introduced to your programs in a special section distributed within USA Today. How can you get involved? Become a sponsor! Your ad will serve as the solution for readers to compliment the editorial content within the “Distance Learning: From the Margin to the Mainstream” report.

In addition, your institution will receive a Distance Learning Link Program (DLLP) designation and link on the USDLA home page. This will further ensure that YOUR programs are marketed to hundreds of thousands of new online learners visiting USDLA’s website for an additional 12 months.

Sample Report Topics:
  • Benefits of getting a degree online
  • Mythbusters-addressing common stigmas
  • Research and future of distance learning
  • Choosing an online program
  • Higher education-getting your college and grad school degree online
  • Employers and the value of online training,degrees and programs
  • Advancing your career with online programs and certificates
  • The explosion of Kindergarten to Grade12 online schooling

The “Distance Learning: From the Margin to the Mainstream” report will provide answers, access and real solutions to a learner’s goal of acquiring an advanced credential, certification, training or degree through distance learning.

The report will be published within USAToday in June 2012 with one-half million copies distributed to targeted areas around the country. USA Today has the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States.

Sponsors will serve as the visual solutions to the research, editorials and discussions within the report. Previous editions have included sponsors like Excelsior, University of Phoenix, Kelley Direct, K12/Aventa Learning, Florida Virtual, American Military University, Herzing University Online, and the American College of Education.

All sponsors that confirm before January 17, 2012 will receive a 20% discount on any position.

See full details link below.

If you would like more information or to participate as a sponsor and have your organization featured within the publication, please contact Mandy Wilczynski at or call (646) 922-1403.


About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry.

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