USDLA Accreditation

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by morleyl, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. morleyl

    morleyl New Member

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    In order to be taken seriously they will have to be officially recognized by the USDoE and CHEA, won't they?
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: USDLA Accreditation

    Not necessarily. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the USDLA will only accredit DL programs/schools already accredited by a recognized agency. I don't know that for sure, of course.

    The value in their accreditation will be not in degree recognition, but as a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" kind of thing.

    I requested their standards a few weeks ago. They called two days ago and said the standards were on their way. I'll let you all know what I see when I get them. (I was a little surprised that a DL association would send them in hard copy via snail mail!)
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Re: Re: USDLA Accreditation

    Thanks Dr. Douglas! I appreciate your willingness to share the info when it arrives.
  5. morleyl

    morleyl New Member

    I would think that accreditation is more about standards than recognition from the USDOE or CHEA.

    If people running the process is credible and the have a high standard to follow then I am sure that will go a far way.
  6. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    FYI - GATE was donated to the USDLA circa 2002 - see You will probably find the USDLA standards will be based on GATE standards.


  7. bullet

    bullet New Member

    is this the same?

    I was doing web search for distance education, and I found this school, with this "USDLA" posting.

    Is this the same USDLA as being discussed here? With so many names that are similar, I get confused.


    Thank you!
  8. jugador

    jugador New Member

    Re: Re: Re: USDLA Accreditation

  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: USDLA Accreditation

  10. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    Re: is this the same?

    Yes, I think it is. *However* ANYBODY, and I mean *ANYBODY* can become a member. You just have to pay a fee. Now, being accredited, that is a TOTALLY different matter.



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