Polycom Honored with USDLA Award

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<p><strong>Pleasanton, Calif. &mdash; May 11</strong><br />Polycom Inc., a provider of unified collaborative solutions, has received the 21st-Century Best Practice Award from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for leadership in distance learning. </p><p>A global program, the USDLA Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals in recognition of outstanding excellence in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.<br /><br />Founded in 1987 and based in Boston, USDLA is a nonprofit that promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training. </p><p>It serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity for pre-K-12 education, higher and continuing education and home-schooling, as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. </p><p>The 21st-Century Best Practice Award recognizes pioneering organizations in the field that have changed distance learning, as well as organizations that have challenged existing practices by developing new and innovative solutions for distance learning. &nbsp;<br /><br />&quot;As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we honor Polycom as a leader in the industry,&quot; Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA CEO, said. &ldquo;Polycom has raised the bar of excellence and the industry has benefited greatly by the company&rsquo;s contributions to distance learning.&quot;<br /><br />Polycom has long been a provider of distance and blended learning solutions, which seamlessly integrate audio, video and instructional multimedia tools and content to provide educators with the most comprehensive portfolio of integrated, standards-based, end-to-end conferencing solutions for all class sizes and networks. </p><p>Polycom&rsquo;s interactive solutions are specifically designed by educators for educators for use within any environment or application, including K-12 and higher education, as well as medical, military and corporate training.<br /><br />&ldquo;Polycom&rsquo;s commitment to provide unsurpassed video, voice and content collaboration solutions for distance education adds excitement to the learning process and access to information on a global scale,&rdquo; said Russ Colbert, Polycom global education market director. &ldquo;Polycom continues to set the standard for quality, performance and success in distance learning, and we look forward to working with the USDLA to continue to establish best practices for collaboration in the classroom.&rdquo;</p>

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