Press Release
USDLA 2019 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 i Nashville, Tennessee  for excellence in distance learning to individuals, organizations, and companies.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2019  -- The United States Distance Learning
Association (USDLA) presented its 2019 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2019 National Conference in Nashville, TN. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation's leading distance learning organization. 

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, and  Hall of Fame.
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. Reggie Smith III, 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 Mrs. Janet Major, President of USDLA.

For the 2019 International Awards program, USDLA focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning. Please join us in honoring the following 2019 USDLA Award Winners, which include the following:
USDLA Quality Research Paper Award
Dr. Keyonda Smith and Dr. Sandra Abrams
USDLA Impact Award
Michael Mathews
Oral Roberts University
USDLA Excellence in Teaching/Training Award
Dineen Picerno
Baker College
Lisa Fabulich
Florida Virtual School
Institute of Pedagogy and Technology for Online Courses
Columbia University School of Social Work
USDLA Innovation Award
VISN - Equitable Access to Quality Online Learning
Catholic Education Western Australia
Virtually Inspired
Drexel University Online
Take A Break
Western Governors University
USDLA 21st Century Distance Learning Award
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Arizona Telemedicine Program and
Southwest Telehealth Resources Center
Western Governors University
USDLA 2019 Hall of Fame 
Robbie K. Melton, Ph.D.
Michael Goldstein, Esq.

Mr. Pat Cassella, 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 4 - 8, 2019."
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.
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