Distance Education Leadership Industry Resources

Effective August 1, 2015, the University has suspended admissions to the Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

Association for Talent Development (ATD)
The Association for Talent Development is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

EDUCAUSEĀ® is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

International Educational Technology Conference (IETC)
The International Educational Technology Conference series is an international, non-profitable, educational technology activity with the mission of educational technology in education and it's practical application.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, our mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. They provide high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

The eLearning Guild
The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities via new concepts of the fusion of communication technologies with learning in broad multidiscipline applications.


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