USDLAUnited States Distance Learning Association
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The Elementary Spanish program was named a 1994 Telecon USDLA Award winner in the "Best Distance Education Program, K-12" category.
Presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs, 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.
The USDLA Board of Directors and John Flores, executive director, granted permission for USDLA members to participate in a survey regarding their views on distance education.
USDLA Journal, 16 (12), retrieved June 2, 2008 from http://www.
Cost for the program is $75, which includes a copy of the USDLA Funding Sourcebook; bulk purchase for multiple sites is also available.
Finally, the USDLA contains a menu of 124 standards from which institutions can tailor their own quality standards in four substantive areas of assessment in administration, student affairs, teaching and learning, and infrastructure.
Experts like Horn, USDLA CEO John Flores and iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick say that blended learning offers the best of both worlds, allowing schools to integrate 21st-century instructional models such as time and space flexibility, self-pacing, digital content and increased personalization into an adult-supported environment.
For more information on either event, contact the USDLA.