Monday, November 9, 2009

National Distance Learning Week is November 9-13

Did you know this is National Distance Learning Week? The United States Distance Learning Association has called for a week-long campaign beginning November 9 to increase the awareness of distance learning among K-12, higher education and corporations.

“This week was developed to celebrate and create greater awareness of distance learning and to recognize leaders as well as best practices in the field,” said Kenneth Hartman, national committee chair and academic director of Drexel University Online.

According to the sponsors of this event, online learning is the fastest growing segment of education with 3.5 million adults and 700,000 K-12 students taking a course and or completing their degree completely online.

For more information on any of the events visit .

The United States Distance Learning Association, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a non-profit organization formed in 1987. It promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. For more info about the organization see .