U.S.D.L.A. Honors Redding

G.A. Redding of Redding Associates has been named to the United States Distance Learning Association (U.S.D.L.A.) Hall of Fame.

His career in distance learning has spanned more than 20 years, during which he helped lay the foundation for distance learning in the Department of Defense (DoD). Beginning in 1986, Redding was instrumental in developing the system standards and architecture for the emerging video teleconferencing (V.T.C.) products being deployed in the DoD. The use of V.T.C. in the DoD resulted in a new era in distance learning within the military. Additionally, he was involved in establishing the DoD Total Force Distance Learning Action Team and supported the Advanced Distributed Learning (A.D.L.) initiative, which created the standards for interoperability between learning management systems.

At its national conference in St. Louis, the U.S.D.L.A. also recognized Hon. Robert E. Andrews from New Jersey for his commitment to providing greater educational opportunities.

For its 2011 International Awards program, the organization focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning. Here are some award-winners:

BEST PRACTICES: PROGRAMMING

PLATINUM: Rosetta Stone (Online Technology, Higher Education/Corporate)

GOLD: Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A. Learning University) and Booz Allen Hamilton (Online Technology, Government/Corporate)

BEST PRACTICES: TEACHING

PLATINUM: Dr. Les Pang, University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education)

GOLD: Dr. Cheryl Murphy, University of Arkansas (Online Technology, Higher Education); Jenni Deacon, Office of Distance Education (Videoconferencing, Pre K-12); Barbara Hallums, Wilson County School System (Online Technology, Pre K-12)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP

Raymond Michael Lambert, Ohio Connections Academy (Online Technology, Pre K-12); Dr. Stella Porto, University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education); Irena Bojanova, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education); Dr. Philip A. Schmidt, Western Governors University (Online Technology, Higher Education); Joe Pokropski, Thomson Reuters Knowledge Network (Online Technology, Corporate); Isis P. Jones, Full Sail University (Online Technology, Higher Education)

21ST CENTURY AWARDS

Full Sail University; Stevens Institute of Technology, WebCampus Division; Connections Academy, LLC; Boston University Office of Distance Education; V.I.T.; Western Governors University; Polycom, Inc.; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

“This year’s award winners represent many of the most innovative leaders in the field of distance learning,” noted Reggie Smith III, chair of the U.S.D.L.A.’s Board of Directors. “I also look forward to seeing these leaders again during National Distance Learning Week in November.”

G.A. Redding of Redding Associates has been named to the United States Distance Learning Association (U.S.D.L.A.) Hall of Fame.

His career in distance learning has spanned more than 20 years, during which he helped lay the foundation for distance learning in the Department of Defense (DoD). Beginning in 1986, Redding was instrumental in developing the system standards and architecture for the emerging video teleconferencing (V.T.C.) products being deployed in the DoD. The use of V.T.C. in the DoD resulted in a new era in distance learning within the military. Additionally, he was involved in establishing the DoD Total Force Distance Learning Action Team and supported the Advanced Distributed Learning (A.D.L.) initiative, which created the standards for interoperability between learning management systems.

At its national conference in St. Louis, the U.S.D.L.A. also recognized Hon. Robert E. Andrews from New Jersey for his commitment to providing greater educational opportunities.

For its 2011 International Awards program, the organization focused upon several major areas that exemplify the dynamic nature of distance learning. Here are some award-winners:

BEST PRACTICES: PROGRAMMING

PLATINUM: Rosetta Stone (Online Technology, Higher Education/Corporate)

GOLD: Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A. Learning University) and Booz Allen Hamilton (Online Technology, Government/Corporate)

BEST PRACTICES: TEACHING

PLATINUM: Dr. Les Pang, University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education)

GOLD: Dr. Cheryl Murphy, University of Arkansas (Online Technology, Higher Education); Jenni Deacon, Office of Distance Education (Videoconferencing, Pre K-12); Barbara Hallums, Wilson County School System (Online Technology, Pre K-12)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP

Raymond Michael Lambert, Ohio Connections Academy (Online Technology, Pre K-12); Dr. Stella Porto, University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education); Irena Bojanova, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College (Online Technology, Higher Education); Dr. Philip A. Schmidt, Western Governors University (Online Technology, Higher Education); Joe Pokropski, Thomson Reuters Knowledge Network (Online Technology, Corporate); Isis P. Jones, Full Sail University (Online Technology, Higher Education)

21ST CENTURY AWARDS

Full Sail University; Stevens Institute of Technology, WebCampus Division; Connections Academy, LLC; Boston University Office of Distance Education; V.I.T.; Western Governors University; Polycom, Inc.; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

“This year’s award winners represent many of the most innovative leaders in the field of distance learning,” noted Reggie Smith III, chair of the U.S.D.L.A.’s Board of Directors. “I also look forward to seeing these leaders again during National Distance Learning Week in November.”

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