The United States Distance Learning Association was the first nonprofit distance learning association in the United States to support distance learning research, development and praxis across the complete arena of education, training and communications.
In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities via new concepts of the fusion of communication technologies with learning in broad multi-discipline applications.
An elected president, an Executive Committee, and a governing board now govern USDLA with Dr. Reggie Smith III as the Executive Director of the Association.
The learning communities that USDLA addresses are: pre K-12, higher education, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training, home schooling and telehealth. In addition USDLA is also focused on national and international technology based distance learning.
USDLA through its mission of …supporting the development and application of distance learning… focuses on all legislation impacting the distance learning community and its varied constituencies.