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May 24, 2019

Press Release: USDLA 2019 International Awards Presented For Excellence In Distance Learning for Individuals, Organizations And Companies Honoring Their Outstanding Achievements

Note the K-12 winners below.

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Press Release
USDLA 2019 International Awards Presented for Excellence in Distance Learning for Individuals, Organizations and Companies Honoring their Outstanding Achievements.
World’s most prestigious distance learning awards were presented yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee for excellence in distance learning to individuals, organizations, and companies.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2019 — The United States Distance Learning
Association (USDLA) presented its 2019 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2019 National Conference in Nashville, TN. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading distance learning organization.
These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. Included in the recognition ceremony were awards for 21st Century Distance Learning, Outstanding Leadership, Innovation, Excellence in Teaching/Training, Global Impact, Quality Research Paper, and Hall of Fame.

The USDLA International Awards are closely followed by the distance learning community. “As the premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, USDLA enjoys honoring leaders within the industry,” said Dr. Reggie Smith III, Executive Director of USDLA. “Each year these recognized leaders raise the bar and exceed best practice expectations for the industry as a whole and we are truly honored by their contributions within all distance learning constituencies.”
The USDLA Awards were created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.
“This year’s USDLA Award recipients represent the finest examples of online courses, best practices, and leadership in our field.  The depth and breadth of the USDLA membership allows us to engage with leaders from higher education, K-12, industry, military, and government who daily demonstrate the power of distance learning.  We are so proud and excited to be able to recognize this level of excellence,” said Mrs. Janet Major, President of USDLA.
For the 2019 International Awards program, USDLA focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning. Please join us in honoring the following 2019 USDLA Award Winners, which include the following:
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USDLA Quality Research Paper Award
Dr. Keyonda Smith and Dr. Sandra Abrams
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USDLA Impact Award
Michael Mathews
Oral Roberts University
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USDLA Excellence in Teaching/Training Award
Dineen Picerno
Baker College
Lisa Fabulich
Florida Virtual School
Institute of Pedagogy and Technology for Online Courses
Columbia University School of Social Work
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USDLA Innovation Award
VISN – Equitable Access to Quality Online Learning
Catholic Education Western Australia
Virtually Inspired
Drexel University Online
Take A Break
Western Governors University
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USDLA 21st Century Distance Learning Award
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Arizona Telemedicine Program and
Southwest Telehealth Resources Center
Western Governors University
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USDLA 2019 Hall of Fame 
Robbie K. Melton, Ph.D.
Michael Goldstein, Esq.
Mr. Pat Cassella, Chair of USDLA Board of Directors noted that, “This year’s award winners represent many of the most innovative leaders in the field of distance learning.” He continued, “I also look forward to seeing these leaders again during National Distance Learning Week, November 4 – 8, 2019.”
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a 501(c) 3 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. http://www.usdla.org
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May 22, 2019

Watch “Live” The USDLA 2019 Distance Learning Awards Program (May 22, 2019)

Note this event later today.  K-12 individuals, courses, and programs have been regular winners in this competition.

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WATCH “LIVE” THE USDLA 2019 DISTANCE 
LEARNING AWARDS PROGRAM
 
TODAY 
MAY 22, 2019 @ 7 PM (Central) 
(Showtime @ 7:30 PM (Central)

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will present the 2019 International Distance Learning Awards “LIVE” in conjunction with the 2019 National Conference in Nashville, TN. Since 1987, USDLA has been the world’s premier distance learning association. The USDLA International Awards program honors outstanding individuals and organizations for excellence in the field distance learning, education and training.

These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.

 
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URL to Access the 2019 Awards Webcast: 
NOTE: This link will become active before the program. This will launch a pop-up window for you to accept / open the stream.
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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. http://www.usdla.org 

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January 25, 2019

Last Call For Awards – USDLA 2019 National Conference

Another USDLA item for today.

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Last Call for 2019 USDLA Awards!
Subject: Call for Awards will be closing this Friday at Midnight.
Hello everyone,
Please be sure to complete any draft submissions and hold on to your confirmation email.
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.
This is a great way to recognize your institution and share your success with the Distance/Digital Learning community.
I wish you luck with your submission and hope to see you in Nashville this May.
Pat Cassella, USDLA President
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The USDLA International Awards will be presented at the USDLA International Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 during the USDLA National Conference being held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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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 Washington, DC. 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. http://www.usdla.org 

Please forward this USDLA information to anyone interested. Subscriptions are available by clicking on the link below or visiting USDLA.org at no cost. You’re receiving this email because of your relationship with USDLA.

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November 5, 2018

AECT D&D Outstanding Book Award

I received this late last week from a colleague in Australia.

I emailed you last year to let you know that I cited your work “Helping to make online learning less isolating” in my book Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning – Integrating Research and Practice. Well, this is just a follow-up to let you know that the book recently won the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Design and Development Outstanding Book Award.

In their awarding statement the five reviewers concluded:

This volume does the best job of pulling together knowledge in the field toward textured but practical guidance. Bower does not overstate what is known or veer into theoretical determinism. The content is excellently grounded in theory and provides excellent examples from practice. It is very well-structured and well-written. Impactful! Faulty could use this as a foundational text in a course for technology for teachers and even for college faculty.

So thanks once again for the excellent contribution that your high quality research made to this volume.

As a result of the award my publisher has decided to reinstate the 30% discount, which is available to you, your library and your students by going to http://bit.ly/DesignOfTEL and typing in the promo code EMERALD30 at checkout. As well, if you are one of the growing number of academics who are deciding that they would like to use the book as the required reading in their undergraduate or postgraduate courses, please let me know so I can provide you with access to the ancillary teaching resources.

So check out this volume that you can now order at a discount.

August 24, 2018

iNACOL Symposium | REMINDER: Last Call For Nominations For iNACOL Innovator Awards, Due August 31

And from the neo-liberals…

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iNACOL Symposium 2018 - Driving the Transformation of Learning - October 21-24, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee
Dear Colleagues,Each year, iNACOL honors and celebrates education pioneers for their work in personalized, competency-based education. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Symposium in Nashville, TN, which runs October 21-24, 2018.

Nominations are now open for the following iNACOL Innovator Awards:

  1. iNACOL Teacher of the Year
  2. Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning

Additional information, including eligibility requirements and nomination forms, is available on the iNACOL Innovator Awards page of our website.

Please submit a notice of your intent to nominate by 8 p.m. ET on August 31, 2018. Final nomination packages are due by 8 p.m. ET on September 7, 2018. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to awards@inacol.org.

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We look forward to seeing you at the iNACOL Symposium.
About the iNACOL Symposium

On October 21-24, 2018, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field.

Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

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The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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