USDLA Recognizes Professor Rosman at their 2011 International Awards for Distance Learning

The United States Distance  Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2011 International Distance Learning  Awards in conjunction with the 2011 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.  These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations  and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning  programs.

Andrew Rosman, Associate Professor of  Accounting, Director of MS in Accounting and Internship Programs and Executive  Director of Online Education for the UConn School of Business, with Roger Travis, Associate Professor of Modern and  Classical Language at the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were  awarded the Bronze for Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Distance  Learning Teaching in the Online  Technology ~ Higher Education category.

Rosman and  Travis teamed to use game-based learning to teach students in the MS in  Accounting Program about professional skepticism. According to Rosman, they  were able to study “how individuals’ personalities and motivation toward a task  interact to form a lens within which they view the task situation and then  react.  The online gaming setting was an  ideal situated context for the confrontation between superior and subordinate  that could not have been created in a traditional face-to-face classroom  setting.”

“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,” said Dr. John G. Flores, Executive Director  of USDLA. Dr. Denzil Edge, President of USDLA adds that “Through distance  learning, education, and training we can provide access to the world’s best  award winning opportunities for school children, connect higher education  students globally and transform the lives and careers of working adults. We are  truly on the edge of something great and these winners clearly demonstrate and  confirm the transformative powers of distance learning globally.”

The USDLA Awards were created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance  learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and  professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through  the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery  technologies.

About United States  Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit  association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.  USDLA  promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and  training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing  advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and  training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and  continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military,  government and telehealth markets.

Photo: Professor Andrew Rosman

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