United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Announces 2006 Call For Nomination For Prestigious Distance Learning Awards

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Annual USDLA awards program acknowledges major accomplishments in distance learning and highlights those instructors, programs, and distance leaning professionals who have distinguished themselves in the field.

The United States Distance Learning Association, the nation's premier distance learning association, today announced its Annual Call for Nominations for the 2006 Distance Learning Awards. According to Dr. John G. Flores, Chief Executive Officer of USDLA, "the USDLA Awards program is the distance learning industry's premier awards event recognizing the best of the best for both education and training distance learning markets." This year's awards highlight the deployment of various distance learning technologies and include online, satellite and videoconferencing components. The USDLA prestigious award recognition is presented to organizations and individuals. Included for the first time this year will be a new 21st Century Best Practice Award, as well as the Best Practice Awards for Distance Learning Programming and the Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Awards.

Awards are presented to recognize outstanding achievements for distance education and training constituencies. Eligibility includes five major sectors: Pre-K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government, and Telehealth markets. National and international submissions are welcome. USDLA will also honor the 2006 USDLA Hall of Fame Inductees and present its annual Eagle Award, given to a nationally recognized public policy official that has demonstrated unique leadership and long-standing support of educational technology. The prestigious 2006 Distance Learning Awards will be presented at the USDLA sponsored Training 2006 Fall Conference in Denver, Colorado scheduled for October 23 - 25, 2006.

For more information on the United States Distance Learning Awards for 2006, visit

http://www.usdla.org/html/events/dlAwards.htm or call 800.275.5162.


The United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. 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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