USDLA Board Member
Associate Director Facilities
Arizona Telemedicine Program
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
Throughout the next several months the USDLA Board of Directors will be blogging about the 2017 USDLA Award winners. If as a reader you see your organization doing some amazing things in the name of “Distance Learning” please consider submitting an award next year!
And the winner is… The Center for Learning Environments & Connected Environments at the University of Central Oklahoma, not once – but twice! The USDLA International Awards Program for 2017 focused upon several major areas that exemplified the dynamic nature of distance learning. The University of Central Oklahoma certainly exhibited excellence by winning both the USDLA 21st Century Award for Excellence as well as the USDLA Innovation Award for their Learning Environment Modeling Language (LEML) project. LEML is a visual toolkit for communicating and representing instructional design ideas and plans. LEML is used for designing, evaluating, prototyping, and revising designed learning environments such as courses, training programs, or workshops. It is used as a framework which consists of a set of symbols, each with defined meaning, that can be assembled together to represent information about the design of learning environments.
From left to right:
Bucky Dodd, Executive Director
Stacy Southerland, Faculty Director
Linda Banks, Associate Vice President of Academics
John Flores, PH.D., C.E.O/Executive Director USDLA
Bucky Dodd, Executive Director of the Center for eLearning @UCO states that his group is “dedicated professionals who are trying to visualize the future of education and trying to come up with innovative ways to make our students successful”. His team agrees that an innovative mindset can unlock potential.
Please check out The Center for eLearning and Connected Environments to learn more!
CeCE’s eLearning division is committed to supporting the design, development, and delivery of elearning courses at the University of Central Oklahoma. They support UCO’s commitment to transformative learning through the strategic use of consulting, production, logistics, and innovation services designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and student-centered learning opportunities. The service center offers assistance in learning design, strategy and project development as well as technology development. They are truly doing award winning work and the United States Distance Learning Association is proud to present them with the 21st Century Award for Excellence and the USDLA Innovation Award.
USDLA Upcoming Events – 2017
Thirty 30 years in distance learning.
One of the things that makes USDLA helpful and attractive to me is perspective. Regardless of the constituency I’m engaged with and the media I use, I find I learn amazing lessons from those in other distance learning fields. Thirty years. As we celebrate USDLA’s 30th anniversary we will be blogging and sharing some interesting nuggets through USDLA’s social media channels. Your participation in this is important! You can help by reading, commenting, or forwarding our 30th Anniversary posts. Or you can take a direct hand it by sending anecdotes, pictures, or reflections on your history with either distance learning or USDLA. We’ve set up a mailbox just for this: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your voice be heard!
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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 with headquarters 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.