Stevens Institute’s WebCampus Wins Best-Practice USDLA Award
For the second time in three years, Stevens Institute of Technology's WebCampus graduate online learning unit has won the “21st Century Best Practices Award for Distance Learning” from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
The organization's highest award recognizes pioneering organizations that have changed distance learning and have developed new and innovative solutions. WebCampus also won the award in 2005, as well as the USDLA Bronze Award for online instruction in 2006.
USDLA's International Awards are closely followed by the distance-learning industry. “As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we enjoy honoring some of the leaders in the industry,” said Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA.
“Each year, these winners raise the bar and exceed best-practice expectations for the industry as a whole, and we are truly honored by their contributions to the distance-learning industry.”
“Among other things, our entry stressed the growth of our operations, the variety of graduate programs we offer, the work that our faculty has done regarding the integration of Web conferences in their classes and the lengths that we go in assessing and improving our classes,” said WebCampus Director Robert Zotti.
USDLA looks for evidence of a strong business plan demonstrating fiscal management, effective marketing, promotion of products and services, an expanding base of clients and a management team with a long-term vision for future growth and leadership.
WebCampus is also winner of two Sloan Foundation prizes, one as the nation's “best online learning university” and another for Stevens' China Program.
“We're on a great winning streak,” Zotti concluded.