Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) ADL an initiative sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and academia to promote the interoperability of learning tools and course content.
American Association for Collegiate Independent Study (AACIS) AACIS is a membership organization with the mission of advancing understanding about independent study, and providing collegiality and professional development opportunities for its members. Activities include an annual conference, a newsletter, and an online listserv, AACIS-L.
American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE) The ACSDE was founded in 1986 by Michael G. Moore, who served as Director until 2001. The first center of its kind in the United States, ACSDE organized seminal conferences and research symposia and published a variety of monographs. It sponsors “DEOS,” the Distance Education Online Symposium, an online discussion group/newsletter.
Association for Media-Based Continuing Education for Engineers (AMCEE) AMCEE is a consortium established in 1976 that brings together more than 25 educational institutions and provides hundreds of videotape-based courses on engineering and related topics, derived mostly from university classes. AMCEE also offers televised workshops and seminars through NTU.
CPB Project Established in 1981, Annenberg/CPB, a partnership between The Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), demonstrated the use of media and telecommunications in K12 schools as well as the development of programs (especially television-based) at the college level.
Center for Academic Transformation The Center for Academic Transformation is a program of the Pew Foundation that serves as a source of expertise and support for those in higher education wanting to use information technology to transform their academic practices.
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) The purpose for which the Consortium for School Networking is organized is to advocate access to, and facilitate the evolution of, national and international electronic networks as resources to K12 educators and students.
Consortium of Distance Education (CODE) The mission of the Consortium is to acquire and share knowledge about state-of-the-art distance learning in higher education focusing on college telecourses.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) CAEL is a national organization dedicated to expanding lifelong learning opportunities for adults.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) CHEA is the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the US with approximately 3,000 colleges and universities and offers a list of monographs about quality assurance and accreditation in distance education.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) DANTES is a tuition assistance program run by the Department of Defense with a strong distance education component to provide off-duty voluntary education programs to military personnel.
Educause Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the use of information technology. The current membership comprises nearly 1,900 colleges and universities, more than 180 corporations, and 13,000 member representatives.
Federal Government Distance Learning Association The FGDLA is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in educational and training within the federal government.
Get Educated This is a consulting firm with a Web site that provides links to its informative newsletters.
Instructional Technology Council The Instructional Technology Council provides leadership, information, and resources to expand and enhance distance learning through the effective use of technology.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) IACET authorizes educational providers to award the IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU). IACET has developed its Distance-Learning Guidelines to help developers of distance and online learning to apply the IACET Standard to their specific situation.
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) IMTC is an international community of companies working to facilitate the availability of real-time, rich-media communications between people in multiple locations around the world. Members include Internet application developers and service providers, teleconferencing hardware and software suppliers, telecommunications companies and equipment vendors, end users, educational institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit corporations.
Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships (LAAP) LAAP is a federal grant program to encourage innovative, scalable, and nationally significant distance education projects. Eligibility requirements for LAAP include at least two partners and a one-to-one matching of requested federal funds.
Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Sloan Consortium encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in regard to learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.
The American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) ADEC is a non-profit consortium of approximately 65 state universities with a mission to develop high quality, economical distance education programs and services for delivery by the Land Grant colleges and universities.
The Distance Education and Training Council The Council was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices in for-profit correspondence schools. The DETC is a non-profit educational association and sponsors a nationally recognized accrediting agency called the Accrediting Commission of the DETC. The Distance Learning Resource Network (DLRN) The Distance Learning Resource Network (DLRN) is the dissemination project for the U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program, a federally funded program offering instructional modules, enrichment activities and courses in science, mathematics, foreign languages, workplace skills, high school completion, and adult literacy programs.
The International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT) The focus of ICASIT is on policy issues related to Information Technology (IT). ICAS-IT has projects in over 20 countries, in partnerships with foundations, research centers, and universities.
U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) USDLA is a member organization concerned with distance education at all levels, with a strong representation in corporate training contexts. It has an online journal and organizes annual conferences.
University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Founded in 1915, the University Continuing Education Association (formerly the National University Continuing Education Association) is a professional association for everyone involved in continuing education at all levels, with a special interest group for those involved in using technology. UCEA has six regional associations.
Web-based Education Commission The Commission was established by Congress to develop policy recommendations geared toward maximizing the educational promise of the Internet for pre-K, elementary, middle, secondary, and postsecondary education learners.
List of internet sites that discuss a variety of topics relating to Education.
EDUCOM http://www.educause.edu/conference/conf.html The Home Page for Educom’s conferences and seminars.
Learning Research and Development Center http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/ Conference information and proceedings available from this site. Educational Technology http://agora.unige.ch/tecfa/edutech/welcome_frame.html Information about the conferences on technology and education
NCSS Online http://www.ncss.org/ Home page for the National Council for the Social Sciences with information on conferences, publications, and grants.
ISTE http://www.iste.org/ Home page for the International Society for Technology in Education with information on conferences, publications and more.
ASCD Web http://www.ascd.org/ Home page for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development with information on conferences, publications and more.
NSTA http://www.nsta.org/Home page for the National Science Teachers Association with information on conferences, publications and more.
NCTM http://www.nctm.org/ Home page for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with information on conferences, publications and more.
AECT http://www.aect.org/ Home page for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology with information on conferences, publications, listservs and more.
AERA http://www.aera.net/ Home page for the American Educational Research Association with information on conferences, publications, listservs, jobs and more.