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TxDLA thinks its members are pretty amazing, and is proud of the innovative programs that they manage. One of those members is Dr. John R. Williams, Director of Distance Learning at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View.

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States protect consumers of higher education by expecting colleges to follow their laws and, in many cases, seeking approval before serving students in their state. The leading distance education organizations and a regional higher education compact collaborate to present two free webcasts with updates on the current status of regulations and on the emerging State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). MORE ...

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The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2015 TxDLA Conference, “A Concert of Collaboration”, scheduled April 7-10 in Dallas, Texas.

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CollegeAtlas.org has created an infographic with their data. It may not match your experience, but this is an average and the largest percentage (15%) of that population attends the University of Phoenix. MORE...

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In Fall 2013, Texas Community & Technical Colleges had a distance education course enrollment of 588,741 which is 31.48% of total enrollment, while Texas Public Universities had 291,777 which equals 13.04% of total course enrollment. MORE...

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Pictured: State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill with TxDLA member Kip Robins and two participating students.

TxDLA thinks its members are pretty amazing, and is proud of the innovative programs that they manage. One of those members is Kip Robins, Technology Programs Manager at Region 6 Education Service Center in Huntsville. Kip started and has grown the Region 6 Morgan's Angels program, which provides robots to homebound students so they can attend class – and more importantly, interact with their classmates – from home.  MORE

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TxDLA provides members with MUCH MORE than just an annual distance learning conferenc...MORE

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Ron Thomson recently retired from his work at Virtual College of Texas (VCT), and to honor his years of service and dedication, he was presented a Powerpoint presentation along with an award (iPad) at the summer 2013 NETnet conference hosted at Stephen F. Austin State University in August.

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On November 15, U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a senior member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, introduced legislation to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the benefits of electronic instructional materials used in today’s colleges and universities.

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Following is an interesting article about legal issues that most in the distance learning arena have not considered.

http://chronicle.com/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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Over 55 distance learning professionals from across the state attended the most recent Fall Leadership Workshop on October 28-30 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Members took part in networking activities such as a "Goosechase Scavenger Hunt", "Leadership by the Min

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Many distance learning practitioners are working diligently to grow programs and to utilize distance learning in exemplary ways. Awards are given to honor outstanding teachers, TxDLA members, individuals and organizations and were presented this year at the 15th Annual TxDLA Conference, April 15th-18th in Dallas.

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The TxDLA Board of Directors recently approved the recommendation by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee to name Dr. Kevin R. Eason as the 2012 Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame honoree.

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