Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) the world’s premier distance learning association will induct Dr. Ellen Wagner, Executive Director, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) and Partner / Principal Analyst for Sage Road Solutions along with Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba, CEO, Distance-Educator.com and Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University into the 2010 USDLA Hall of Fame during its 2010 International Distance Learning Awards program in conjunction with the USDLA 2010 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 2010.
In addition, Alabama Governor Bob Riley will receive the Eagle Award which is the Nation’s Highest Distance Learning Award on May 4, 2010 in St. Louis, MO.
USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with our sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 Billion dollar U.S. Education and Training Market.
The Hall of Fame Award is presented to a nationally/internationally recognized individual that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the use and application of distance learning and has a long-standing record of supporting the USDLA mission, which includes serving the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Prior inductees have included Dr. Darcy W. Hardy, Elliott Masie, Dr. Robert A. Wisher and Dr. Jack M. Wilson to just name a select few.
In addition, Alabama Governor Bob Riley will receive the Eagle Award which recognizes a public official for unique leadership in the public policy arena supporting the distance learning community.
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.
Mr. Reggie Smith III, President, USDLA Board of Directors and chair of the awards committee, noted that, “It is an honor to recognize our Hall of Fame inductees for their commitment to educational excellence.” He continued, “I also look forward to seeing these leaders again during our 2010 USDLA Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., September 22, 2010 and during National Distance Learning Week (http://www.ndlw.org), November 8-12, 2010.”
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with our 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. http://www.usdla.org