Press Release
USDLA Recognized as 
2013 Learning! 100 Winner by  
Elearning! Media Group


Anaheim CA, August 28, 2013 -- The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is pleased to announce that Elearning! Media Group (EMG), has named the USDLA as a recipient of the 2013 Learning! 100 Award. The Learning! 100 Award recognizes 60 corporate and 40 public sector organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation and collaboration.The USDLA was reconullgnized as one of the top 40 learning organizations in the public sector category.

Learning!100 applicants were evaluated across three criteria: Aberdeen Group's Best-in-Class Learning & Development assessment, EMG's Learning Culture index, and overall organizational performance. Each submission received a rating for each section, and scores were totaled to identify the top 100. The individual 100 rankings were determined by overall performance and the impact of their learning leadership.
"We are honored to recognize these top performing learning organizations for 2013," says Catherine Upton, group publisher. "Altogether, the Learning! 100 winners represent the best-of-the-best in learning and development across multi-national organizations." The Learning! 100 Award program has a solid, research-based approach that offers firms a level playing field despite size, and many post-awards learning opportunities to share their knowledge.

"We are so very proud and excited to be recognized at this level of excellence," says Rob Robinson, President of USDLA and Solutions Director, Blackboard Educational Services.  "USDLA is the nation's leading distance learning organization representing K-12, higher education, corporate, military/government and telehealth constituencies. The depth and breadth of the USDLA membership allows us to engage with leaders who daily demonstrate the power of distance learning." 

The USDLA is constantly raising the bar in the distance learning community through hosting its own national conference, public policy forum and celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW).   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. "As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we are constantly trying to exceed best practices," says Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA Executive Director and Program Professor at Nova Southeastern  University Fischler School of Education. "USDLA is truly honored by EMG's recognition."  Accepting the Award on USDLA's behalf in Anaheim, CA was Van Bridgeman, USDLA Board Member and Assistant Director, Distance Learning at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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