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U.S. Distance Learning Associations


ADEC Distance Learning Consortium
ADEC is a international consortium of state and land grant institutions providing economic distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies.

Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)
The FGDLA is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in educational and training within the federal government.

The Distance and Education Training Council (DETC)
DETC is a non-profit educational association which serves as a clearinghouse of information about the distance study/correspondence field.

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
A non-profit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. Includes K-12 education, higher education, continuing education, corporate training, and military and government training.


State Distance Learning Associations

Arizona Distance Learning Association (AZDLA)
Purpose is to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. The constituents served include Pre-K through grade 12 education, higher education, home school education, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training, and telemedicine.

Connecticut Distance Learning Association (CTDLA)
A non-profit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning to education, training, research, business, and communications in Connecticut.

Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA
A non-profit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning in the public and private sectors and all levels of education: K-12, area education agencies, higher education, continuing education, information sciences, corporate training and education, and the military.

Georgia Distance Learning Association (GDLA)
Promotes the development and application of distance learning in Georgia (United States). GDLA is a state chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association.

Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA)
An association of professionals who advocate and promote the coordination and use of distance learning in Maryland and throughout the region.

Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA)
MoDLA promotes the effective application of distance learning strategies to maximize access, equity, and quality of educational resources for teachers and learners of all ages.

Oklahoma Distance Learning Association (ODLA)
Seeks to promote the development and application of distance learning in education and training in Oklahoma.

Texas Distance Learning Association (TDLA)
Membership is open to all individuals, statewide, nationwide, and around the world, who are interested in promoting the sensible application of distance learning strategies to maximize access, equity, and quality of educational resources for teachers and learners of all ages.


Global Distance Learning Associations

African Distance Learning Association

Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) / Association canadienne de l'education a distance (L'ACED)
CADE is a national association of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of distance education in Canada.

European Distance Education Network (EDEN)
EDEN's aim is to foster developments in distance education through the provision of a platform for co-operation and collaboration between a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals concerned with distance education in Europe.

Norwegian Association for Distance Education (NADE
NADE was established in 1968. Since then the organization has played an active role in the development of distance education in Norway.

Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
ODLAA is a professional association of members interested in the practice and administration of distance education and open learning.

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
COL is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.




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