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June 15, 2017

iNACOL Symposium | Now Accepting Nominations for iNACOL Innovator Awards

A final word from the neo-liberals…

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

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 2017 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando, Florida onOctober 23-25, 2017.

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 8:00 p.m. ET on August 25, 2017. Final nomination packages are due by 8:00 p.m. ET on September 8, 2017. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to awards@inacol.org.

Share with your colleagues:

  • Nominate a #teacher #edleader for #inacol17 Innovator Awards! @nacol is now accepting applications: http://ow.ly/kxXG301ws3e
  • iNACOL is now accepting applications for @nacol Innovator Awards! Nominate a #teacher or #edleader here: http://ow.ly/kxXG301ws3e

We look forward to seeing you at the iNACOL Symposium.

About the iNACOL Symposium 

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized 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.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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May 25, 2017

DDL Awards – Deadline June 1st

Note this up-coming deadline…

Dear DDL Members,

Just a reminder to submit your work for DDL Awards by June 1st, 2017.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be recognized for your work at 2017 AECT International Convention for the following DDL Awards:
1- Crystal Award
2- Distance Education Best Practices Award
3- Distance Education Book Award
4- Journal Article Award

More information about each of the awards, including award coordinators, evaluation criteria, and how to submit nominations, can be found on the DDL website:
http://aect.site-ym.com/members/group_content_view.asp?group=67629&id=117561

Please consider nominating a colleague, a student, or yourself for one or more of the DDL awards. It is a great opportunity to be recognized for your work and your contribution to the field.

Winners will be recognized at the DDL Membership Meeting during AECT International Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6 – 11, 2017.

Best,
Larisa Olesova, DDL Award Manager

DDL Webpage: http://aect.site-ym.com/group/distance_learning
DDL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100744850679/

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May 15, 2017

[AECT] 2017 Award Nominations

There may be some K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning scholars or graduate students that might apply.

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May 6, 2017

DDL Award Nominations – Deadline June 1st

Another AECT item.

Dear DDL Members,

The AECT Division of Distance Learning needs more nominations for the 2017 DDL Awards sponsored by the division for the following awards:
– DDL-AECT Crystal Award
– DDL Distance Education Best Practices Award
– DDL Distance Education Book Award
– DDL Journal Article Award
– DDL Burmeister Outstanding DDL-sponsored AECT Presentation Award

More information about each of the awards, including award coordinators, evaluation criteria, and how to submit nominations, can be found on the DDL website:
http://aect.site-ym.com/members/group_content_view.asp?group=67629&id=117561

Please consider nominating a colleague, a student, or yourself for one or more of the DDL awards. It is a great opportunity to be recognized for your work and your contribution to the field. Nominations and accompanying materials must be received by June 1, 2017.

Winners will be recognized at the DDL Membership Meeting during AECT International Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6 – 11, 2017.

Best,
Larisa Olesova, DDL Award Manager

DDL Webpage: http://aect.site-ym.com/group/distance_learning
DDL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100744850679/

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Bloomington, Indiana 47404

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May 5, 2017

Press Release: USDLA 2017 International Awards Presented for Excellence in Distance Learning for Individuals, Organizations and Companies Honoring their Outstanding Achievements.

Note that there are a few K-12 winners among this group – not as many as I have seen in some years though.

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USDLA 2017 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 Indianapolis, Indiana for excellence in distance learning to individuals, organizations and companies.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 2, 2017 — The United States Distance Learning
Association (USDLA) presented its 2017 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2017 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading distance learning organization. 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.
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, Hall of Fame, and Eagle.

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. John G. Flores, 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 Mr. Ken Conn, President of USDLA.
For the 2017 International Awards program, USDLA focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning. Please join us in honoring the following 2017 USDLA Award Winners, which include the following:
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USDLA 21st Century Distance Learning Award
Southern New Hampshire University
College of Online and Continuing Education
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
University of Central Oklahoma
Center for eLearning and Connected Environments
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Western Governors University
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
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USDLA Outstanding Leadership Award
Michelle Duran, Ph.D.
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D.
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
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USDLA Innovation Award
Algebra By Hand™
Online Technology ~ Education
Constellation for Ashford University
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Online Technology ~ Education
Oral Roberts University
Reaching Every Persons World
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
University of Central Oklahoma
Center for eLearning and Connected Environments
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Triseum’s Variant: Limits
Online Technology ~ Education
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USDLA Excellence in Teaching/Training Award
Dr. Connie Reece
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Julia Cronin-Gilmore, Ph.D.
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Professor Kinda Wilson
Spears School of Business Online Learning
Oklahoma State University
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
Lisa Ullmann
AP Mathematics
Florida Virtual School
Online Technology ~ Education
Madison Lyn Kingsford
Online Technology ~ Education
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USDLA Global Impact Award
Quality Matters and Fudan University
For the Development of Online Course Quality Standards for China
Online Technology ~ Global Education
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USDLA Quality Research Paper Award
Charles D. Dziuban, Patsy Moskal, Jeffrey Cassisi, and Alexis Fawcett
Online Technology ~ Higher Education
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USDLA 2017 Hall of Fame
Dr. Arletha McSwain
Bethune-Cookman University
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USDLA 2017 Eagle
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
State of New Jersey
Mr. George Collins, 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 6-10, 2017.”
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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