United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Announces Quarterly Supplement in USA TODAY

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Distance learning quarterly supplement in USA TODAY for millions of present and potential distance learners beginning in September 2006.

Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of The United States Distance Learning Association, today announced his organization's sponsorship of "Distance Learning Today," a quarterly supplement in USA TODAY. "Distance learning is transforming the American educational landscape, through on-line technology, video conferencing systems, satellite delivery and other media," Flores said. "We expect this supplement to be an invaluable guide for millions of present and potential distance learners as well as a means for our member institutions and corporate sponsors to reach them."

The first supplement will appear in September and is expected to exceed twenty pages. Editorial will include features on the distance learning revolution, financing a distance education, increasing acceptance of distance learning degrees among employers, technology requirements and, importantly, how to evaluate the quality of a distance learning offering. "Today, there are thousands of institutions offering degrees and certifications for distance learners," Flores said. "It's timely to provide the public with a reliable information resource concerning this dynamic educational alternative."

Formed in 1987, the United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the distance learning community by promoting the development and application of distance learning for education and training and by providing advocacy, information, networking and distance learning opportunities.

The supplement is being created in partnership with Brown Kelly O'Neill & Partners, a New York-based brand consulting firm which specializes in academic marketing.

About USDLA

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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