Wednesday, April 23, 2014

         
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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. 

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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 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.

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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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