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TxDLA Inducts Mr. Henry Hartman into the Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame for 2014

Henry Hartman was inducted into the Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame on April 2, 2014 during the opening session of the 2014 TxDLA Conference. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes long-term distance-learning practitioners or advocates whose careers are characterized by exceptional commitment, outstanding achievements, and enduring impact in the field of distance learning. Mr. Henry Hartman has over a forty year career in distance learning beginning with producing television based courses in the late 1960’s to today’s mobile technologies. 

TxDLA Honors its Members with 2014 Awards

Many distance learning practitioners are working diligently to grow programs and to utilize distance learning in exemplary ways. The TxDLA Annual Awards program showcases why Texas is a leader in distance learning. Awards are given to honor outstanding programs, teachers, TxDLA members, individuals and organizations and were presented this year at the 17th Annual TxDLA Conference, April 1-4 in Corpus Christi.

TxDLA Honors Rep. Todd Hunter with the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award

TxDLA's Board of Directors recently honored Rep. Todd Hunter as the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award recipient. The Legislator of the Year Award is presented to local, state or federal official who has substantially assisted in the advancement of Distance Learning in the State of Texas.

NMC Horizon Report, 2014 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. 

Public Policy

Panel Is Split on Distance-Education Rule
Debate over the Education Department’s proposed "state authorization" rule officially ended on Wednesday, with negotiators divided over how far the federal government should go in its effort to compel state scrutiny of online programs. Read Full Article - From The Chronicle 4/24

State Authorization Draft Regulations Released
The US Department of Education's Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is winding down its work on state authorization. This new blog post has some brief highlights on the next draft, includes the language without track changes, and asks for your inputWCET Blog


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