This blog post written by:
Dr. John Flores
USDLA invites its members and all colleagues to attend the 2017 USDLA Policy Forum in partnership with the Presidents Forum and Excelsior College scheduled for October 29th & 30th in Washington DC at the US Chamber of Commerce Building, Hall of Flags. Beginning with a reception on October 29th from 6 -8pm at the Mayflower Hotel, the 2018 forum will thematically be focused on LEADERSHIP and INNOVATION in a TIME of TRANSITION.
Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), will be our 2017 Keynote Speaker. Through his leadership and thought innovation, SNHU has evolved into one of the leading Global Distance Learning On Line Universities. In addition,there will be a series of moderated discussions throughout the day. Topics will include:
Addressing Disruption: Comfort or Chaos,
Technology Transforming Learning
Addressing the Affordability Crisis
The Forum will be an opportunity for everyone to listen, learn and discuss the numerous topics educators are facing in this time of continued Innovation and Transition.
You will not want to miss this exciting USDLA event.
The Presidents’ Forum, created in 2002, is a collaborative convening body comprised of accredited institutions and national organizations that have embraced the power and potential of distance learning to serve contemporary students. The Presidents Forum advances innovative practice and excellence by convening institutional leaders and stakeholders to share their knowledge, learn from others best practices, and frame recommendations for national policy. While historically Forum membership has been primarily comprised of institutions serving adult learners, membership increasingly reflects the full spectrum of higher education institutions, especially as technology transforms access and quality of post-secondary education.
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One USDLA program that really puts legs on the concept of learning from a broad community is our annual USDLA International Awards Program. We have pretty well wrapped up a series of blogs in this space that feature many of our 2017 award winners. We hope you’ve found those posts to be both interesting and informative.