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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'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.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is cracking down on institutions that provide distance education to students in the state. But the commission has a problem: It doesn’t know who those distance education providers are.
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.
State Authorization Draft Regulations Released
The US Department of Education's Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is winding down its work on state authorization. Tonight, the next draft of the Department's proposed regulations were released. This new blog post has some brief highlights, includes the language without track changes, and asks for your input: WCET Blog
State Authorization Input
One of the hottest topics in TxDLA is state authorization. Rather than complain, take action and provide input. Go to the WCET blog for a summary and description of how you can provide input.
Polling Center: Threading the Needle on Education: From the Texas Tribune April 10.
"Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example."
Interesting Clarification on Authorization Rules
Excerpts from February 19 US Education Department Meeting
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