USDLA Awards Organizations for Excellence in Distance Learning

USDLA Awards Organizations for Excellence in Distance Learning

These prestigious USDLA International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. Included in the recognition ceremony were awards for 21st Century Distance Learning, Outstanding Leadership, Innovation, Excellence in Teaching/Training, Global Impact, and Hall of Fame, and the Eagle.

“USDLA has a history of honoring leaders within the industry,” said Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director of USDLA. “We recognize leaders in the field each year and their award-winning best practices are especially important during a global pandemic when so many are learning from a distance.”

Please USDLA in honoring the following 2020 USDLA International Award Winners:

Impact Award:

Drake University and the Des Moines Regional Police Academy 

Online Cultural Awareness Training Initiative

Excellence in Training/Teaching Awards:

Elyse Wagner, Co-Founder & Chief Wellness Officer 

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy 

Dr. Karabi Bezboruah

University of Texas at Arlington

Melissa Martin

Florida Virtual School

Innovation Awards:

“15 Minutes Can Save Your Life”

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Veracity Learning LRS

The Center for Online and Continuing Education, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Papiya Bhattacharjee, Faculty Partner, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

Samuel Mormando

Garnet Valley School District

AME Minute Microlearning ,Aviation Safety, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Medical Education Division and FAA Media Solutions

Outstanding Leadership Award:

Stephanie Hinshaw

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

American College of Education

21st Century Distance Learning Award:

Western Governors University

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Dr. Gerard Hanley & Dr. Rhonda Blackburn

2020 Eagle Award 

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) 

State of Arizona

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