USDLA Global Presence
Founded in 1987, the US Distance Learning Association is the world’s oldest non-profit organization promoting all aspects of distance learning. While based in the United States, the essence of distance is to look beyond political boundaries and geographic barriers. Not surprising, then, that at any given time, from 5 to 10 percent of our members come from outside the US. So, all are welcome and, in fact, as this number grows we hope to tailor some special member benefits to global colleagues joining the Association.
Welcome to our USDLA Global Information Area. Within our framework we manage our partnership with like organization worldwide. USDLA strongly believes in the value of keeping a pulse on distance learning globally while providing value to our members through global partnerships. Below you will find information on some of our global partners. It is our goal to provide ample opportunities for highlighting global online and distance learning best practices and for networking with colleagues worldwide.
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE
Thiru (MO Thirunarayanan)
Dean Hoke (Chair)
European Distance and Elearning Network (EDEN) is a professional community of experts and practitioners of electronic distance education representing 55 countries and over 430 institutions from Europe and other continents. USDLA and EDEN have partnered to expand the network of professionals worldwide to share knowledge and expertise while growing collaborative opportunities.
Dr. Andras Szucs H-1111 Budapest, Egry J. u. 1, Hungary
Secretariat General Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2259
Budapest University of Technology and Economics http://www.eden-online.org
Join USDLA and EDEN as we celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) and the European Distance Learning Week featuring joint webinars the second week of November.
The Brazilian Association for Distance Education (ABED), is a non-profit society, which, since 1995 has promoted the diffusion of open, flexible and distance education. It was founded by a group of academics interested in distance education and new learning technologies.
Executive Secretary President
Beatriz Roma Marthos Fred Litto
www.abed.org.br mobile: +55-11-99330-1241
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UAE Distance & Elearning Association
Dean Hoke, President
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
(+971) 50 641-0237
U.S. (812) 785-1010
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is a leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.
ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all.
Lilleakerveien 23 Secretary General
0283 Oslo, Norway Gard Titlestad / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +47 22 06 26 30 +47 22 06 26 34 Mobile: 48 10 80 96
Numerous USDLA members currently extend their reach globally through distance, online and blended learning. Others are exploring ways to expand internationally and find great benefit from the networking afforded through our USDLA global relationships. Join USDLA to maximize opportunities and extend your reach.
|For more information on a global partner or to become a global partner please contact Global Partnership Committee Chair Dean Hoke at DHoke@usdla.org|