The International Association for Distance Learning was established to promote excellence in open, distance and online learning and to offer a voluntary system of validation and recognition for course-providers worldwide. The IADL name and brand provide benchmarks through which global consumers can gauge the quality of courses offered by our Members. IADL is an independent organization based in London, United Kingdom.
USDLA through its mission of … supporting the development and application of distance learning … focuses on all legislation impacting the distance learning community and its constituencies.
Leadership: To provide national leadership in the field of distance learning
Advocate: To advocate and promote the use of distance learning
Information: To provide current information on distance learning
Policy: To provide current information on distance learning
Association of Associations: To serve and support the state, consortium and individual organizations that belong to USDLA
Recognition: To provide annual recognition and awards of outstanding achievements in distance learning
Partnerships: To serve as a catalyst for the formation of partnerships among education, business, healthcare, and government
International: To achieve a global leadership role through liaisons with international organizations
Access and Equity: To promote equity and access to lifelong learning through distance learning
Diversity: To promote diversity in our organization and its programs