USDLA Honors Individuals, Organizations

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2010 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2010 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.

“As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we enjoy honoring some of the leaders in the industry,” says Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA. “Each year, these winners raise the bar and exceed best practice expectations for the industry as a whole and we are truly honored by their contributions to the distance learning industry.”

For the 2010 International Awards program, USDLA focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning.

“USDLA takes great pride and responsibility in recognizing excellence and quality that benefit the entire industry,” says Reggie Smith III, USDLA president. “Through distance learning, education, and training we can provide access to the world’s best award winning opportunities for school children, connect higher education students globally and transform the lives and careers of working adults. We are truly on the edge of something great and these winners clearly demonstrate and confirm the transformative powers of distance learning globally.”

Programming Best Practices Awards

*Platinum*

>> AOPA Air Safety Foundation

>> President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home

*Gold*

>> Office of Distance Education – Department for Foreign Languages

Thinking Accelerator

>> Florida Virtual School and University of Central Florida

*Silver*

>> Boston University Master of Science in Health Communication Program

>> Rosetta Stone Classroom

*Bronze*

>> Central Corp. and the Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania (Nutrition Environment Measures Survey Online Training)

>> K12 Inc./Honors Earth Science

>> Tobacco Interventions Project of the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University of Albany

>> e4TN

Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Teaching

*Platinum*

>> Teresa Sheree Crites, English and Language Arts

>> Erin Radke

*Gold*

>> Dr. Cristine Clarke

>> Janae Cardel, Commonwealth Connections Academy

>> Dr. Michael K. Moore

>> Dr. Theresa Pesl Murphrey

*Silver*

>> Barbara Hallums, Wilson County School System

>> NASA Digital Learning Network

*Bronze*

>> Harry Starn Jr., California Institute of Finance

>> Teach Tec

Outstanding Leadership by an Individual

>> Barbara Dreyer, Connections Academy LLC

>> Beverly Knox, Genesee Intermediate School District

>> Ron Packard, K12 Inc.

>> Alan D. Greenberg, Wainhouse Research

>> Dr. Robert W. Mendenhall, Western Governors University

>> Dr. Somnath Basu

>> Dr. Michael Behrmann

>> Dr. Timothy K. Webb, Tennessee Commissioner of Education

>> Dr. Ian Tebbett, Forensic Science Program, University of Florida

21st Century Awards for Best Practices

>> AEC Global Teamwork, PBL Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

>> Genesee Network for Educational Telecommunications (GenNet), Genesee Intermediate School District

>> Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability, Joint Knowledge Online

>> Stevens Institute of Technology, WebCampus Division

>> K12 Inc.

>> Project Echo, University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center

>> The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2010 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2010 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.

“As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we enjoy honoring some of the leaders in the industry,” says Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA. “Each year, these winners raise the bar and exceed best practice expectations for the industry as a whole and we are truly honored by their contributions to the distance learning industry.”

For the 2010 International Awards program, USDLA focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning.

“USDLA takes great pride and responsibility in recognizing excellence and quality that benefit the entire industry,” says Reggie Smith III, USDLA president. “Through distance learning, education, and training we can provide access to the world’s best award winning opportunities for school children, connect higher education students globally and transform the lives and careers of working adults. We are truly on the edge of something great and these winners clearly demonstrate and confirm the transformative powers of distance learning globally.”

Programming Best Practices Awards

*Platinum*

>> AOPA Air Safety Foundation

>> President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home

*Gold*

>> Office of Distance Education – Department for Foreign Languages

Thinking Accelerator

>> Florida Virtual School and University of Central Florida

*Silver*

>> Boston University Master of Science in Health Communication Program

>> Rosetta Stone Classroom

*Bronze*

>> Central Corp. and the Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania (Nutrition Environment Measures Survey Online Training)

>> K12 Inc./Honors Earth Science

>> Tobacco Interventions Project of the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University of Albany

>> e4TN

Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Teaching

*Platinum*

>> Teresa Sheree Crites, English and Language Arts

>> Erin Radke

*Gold*

>> Dr. Cristine Clarke

>> Janae Cardel, Commonwealth Connections Academy

>> Dr. Michael K. Moore

>> Dr. Theresa Pesl Murphrey

*Silver*

>> Barbara Hallums, Wilson County School System

>> NASA Digital Learning Network

*Bronze*

>> Harry Starn Jr., California Institute of Finance

>> Teach Tec

Outstanding Leadership by an Individual

>> Barbara Dreyer, Connections Academy LLC

>> Beverly Knox, Genesee Intermediate School District

>> Ron Packard, K12 Inc.

>> Alan D. Greenberg, Wainhouse Research

>> Dr. Robert W. Mendenhall, Western Governors University

>> Dr. Somnath Basu

>> Dr. Michael Behrmann

>> Dr. Timothy K. Webb, Tennessee Commissioner of Education

>> Dr. Ian Tebbett, Forensic Science Program, University of Florida

21st Century Awards for Best Practices

>> AEC Global Teamwork, PBL Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

>> Genesee Network for Educational Telecommunications (GenNet), Genesee Intermediate School District

>> Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability, Joint Knowledge Online

>> Stevens Institute of Technology, WebCampus Division

>> K12 Inc.

>> Project Echo, University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center

>> The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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