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Associations & Professional Organizations
gold square bullet African Council for Distance Education (ACDE)
A continental organization of African universities and other higher education institutions committed to expanding access to quality education and training through open and distance learning.

gold square bullet American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
A consortium of state and land grant institutions for the creation and provision of high quality, economical distance education programs and services to diverse audiences.

gold square bullet Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
An international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.

gold square bullet Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)
A professional association with the goal of providing opportunities for professional development and idea sharing about collegiate independent study; formerly the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study (AACIS).

gold square bullet Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Provides leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

gold square bullet Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
A UK-based professional and scholarly membership organization dedicated to spreading good practice in the use and development of learning technology.

gold square bullet Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
Formerly the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE). Formed by the merger of two associations, CNIE is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada.

gold square bullet Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Provides training, resources, and consultation to member nations in support of distance education programs.

gold square bullet Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC)
A forum for information exchange among providers of media and technology support for quality teaching and learning at higher education institutions.

gold square bullet Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
A nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance education institutions worldwide.

gold square bullet EDUCAUSE
A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

gold square bullet eLearning Guild
A membership Community of Practice for designers, developers, and managers of e-Learning.

gold square bullet European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
A non-governmental educational association to foster developments in distance education in Europe through co-operation and collaboration among institutions, networks and individuals.

gold square bullet Instructional Telecommunications Council (ITC)
An affiliation of the American Association of Community Colleges, ITC provides leadership and resources to expand and enhance distance learning through the effective use of technology.

gold square bullet Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA)
A membership community encompassing interactive multimedia and collaborative communications technologies and their applications.

gold square bullet International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
A membership organization to facilitate collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning; formerly North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL).

gold square bullet International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
A global membership organisation in the fields of open learning, distance education, and flexible, lifelong learning.

gold square bullet International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
Dedicated to increasing productivity in the workplace through the application of performance and instructional technologies.

gold square bullet International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of education through computer-based technology.

gold square bullet Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
A nonprofit professional association of members interested in the practice and administration of distance education and open learning.

gold square bullet Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)
An institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education.

gold square bullet Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)
Oriented to professionals who work in the field of instructional technology.

gold square bullet United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
A non-profit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training.

gold square bullet Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET)
A membership cooperative of institutions and organizations dedicated to advancing access and excellence in higher education through the innovative use of technology.

gold square bullet World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
A non-profit organization to develop, support, and evaluate computer-assisted online education as a professional discipline.

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