National Distance Learning Week: United States Distance Learning Association

October 26, 2012

Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) held November 5-9, 2012, seeks to promote and celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning programs offered by schools, businesses, and governmental departments.

Currently, over 3.5 million college students are taking online course and/or earning online college degrees. At the secondary school level, over 700,000 high school students are taking one or more courses online, and nearly 40 states have established state-wide or state-lead virtual schools. Michigan became the first state in 2007 to require high school students take at least one online course for graduation.

During the week of November 5-9, schools, colleges, and other organizations showcased their programs for current and prospective students. Additionally, the USDLA conducted a series of free webinars during NDLW, showcasing various types of distance learning providers.

United States Distance Learning Association

National Distance Learning Week Website