Full Sail University was recently honored in three separate categories by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) at their 2011 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. 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.
Full Sail received the 21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award, which recognizes pioneering organizations in the field that have changed distance learning, as well as new organizations that have challenged existing practice by developing new and innovative solutions for distance learning instruction.
"When we developed our online learning environment from the ground up, a tremendous amount of heart and soul went into the process to ensure our students would receive a uniquely people-focused experience, while obtaining an exceptional education," said Luis Garcia, Vice President of Full Sail Online. "We thank the USDLA for this tremendous honor."
The event also recognized Full Sail University's Chief Information Officer Isis Jones with the award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning, as well as Course Director Kathy Craven with the Silver Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching.
"Full Sail University is honored and humbled to have been recognized by the USDLA at their 2011 International Distance Learning Awards," said Ken Goldstone, Full Sail's Chief Operating Officer. "These awards stand as a tribute to Full Sail's faculty and information technology professionals and we all extend our gratitude to Isis Jones and our staff for striving to create the best-in-class online educational experiences for our students."