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Accreditation Bodies for Distance Learning

Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)

Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA), US

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD) 

British Accreditation Council (BAC)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), US

Distance Learning Accreditation Council (DLAC) Ireland

European Accreditation Council  (EAC)

European Council for Business Education (ECBE) 
International Association for Distance Learning (IADL)
International Association of Universities
National Accreditation Board (LAN) Malaysia

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) United Kingdom

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Open and Distance Learning Quality Council, (ODLQC)  


Global Distance Learning Associations


AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

AADLC - Association of African Distance Learning Centres 

ABCC - The Association of British Correspondence Colleges
ACDE - African Council for Distance Education

ACET - Association for Educational Communications and Technology 

ACODE - Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning 
ADEC - Distance Learning Consortium

ADEIL - Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning

ADL - Advanced Distributed Learning Network

ADLA - African Distance Learning Association
AECT - Association for Education Communications & Technology

AED - Academy for Education Development
AIESAD - Ibero-American Association of Distance Education Universities

ALT - The Association for Learning Technologies
ASTD American Society for Training and Development
AMTEC - The Association for Media & Technology in Education in Canada

Arkansas Distance Learning Association
Asian Association of Open Universities 

Brazilian Distance Education Association

British Accreditation Council
British Association for Open Learning
British Educational Communication and Technology Agency
British Interactive Multimedia Association
BILD - British Institute for Learning and Development
CADE - Canadian Association for Distance Education

CAEL - Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

CARADOL - Caribbean Association for Distance and Open Learning

CCCE - Canadian Community of Corporate Educators
CCUMC - Consortium of College and University Media Centers

CEAC - The Latin American Distance Learning Association

CEdMA - The Computer Education Management Association

CIFFAD Consortium International Francophone de Formation a Distance 

CeLEA - Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance

CNIE Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
COL - The Commonwealth of Learning

CAEL - Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Confederation of Open Learning Institutes of South Africa

CREAD - Inter-American Distance Education Consortium

CRELL - The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning 

CSTD - The Canadian Society for Training and Development
CTDLA - Connecticut Distance Learning Association

Danish Association of Open Universities

DEANZ - The Distance Education Association of New Zealand
DEASA - Distance Education Association of Southern Africa

DEATA - Distance Education Association of Tanzania

Deutches Institut fur Fernstudienforshung
DETC -The Distance and Education Training Council
EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities
EARLI - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction

ECOO - Educational Computing Organization of Ontario
EDEN - European Distance E-Learning Network

EDNA - Education Network Australia

Educontact - The European Centre for Higher Distance Education

EFODL - European Federation for Open and Distance Learning

eLA - eLearning Africa 
elearningeuropa - An Initiative of the European Commission
eLearning Council

eLearning Design Lab

eLearning Forum
eLearning Guild

eLearning Industry Association of Victoria (Australia)
eLearning Network

ElNet - Elearning Network of Australasia
ETOM - Educational Teleconsortium of Michigan
Ethiopian Distance Learning Association
EUROCALL - European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
Federation Interuniversitaire de l' Enseignement à Distance
FGDLA - Federal Government Distance Learning Association
French Centre National d'Enseignement a Distance

FDLA - Florida Distance Learning Association
GDLA - Georgia Distance Learning Association

GHADEA - Ghanaian Distance Education Association
Global Distance Learning Channel

Global Distance Learning Network
Greater Arizona eLearning Association  
Greek Universities Network for eLearning

IACET - International Association for Continuing Education & Training

IADL - International Association for Distance Learning

ICDL - International Centre for Distance Learning
ICDE - International Council for Open & Distance Education

IDEA - Indian Distance Education Association
IDLA - Iowa Distance Learning Organization

IELA  -  The International E-Learning Association

IMCCA - Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance

IMS - Global Learning Consortium

iNACOL - The International Association for K-12 Online Learning

ION - Illinois Online Network

ISA - Instructional Systems Association

ISPI - International Society for Performance Improvement

ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education

Institute of It Training
ITC - Instructional Technology Council

ITTE - The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education

JADOL - Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning 

LETSI - The International Federation for Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability

League for Innovation

The Learning Lab
Learning Economics Group

MADE - Malaysian Association of Distance Education
MDLA - Maryland Distance Learning Association

MEEA  - Middle East eLearning Association
MoDLA- Missouri Distance Learning Association
NADE - Norwegian Association for Distance Education
NADEOSA - National Association of DE Organisations of South Africa
NDLA - Nebraska Distance Learning Association
NELA - New England Learning Association

NCDLA - North Carolina Distance Learning Association

NODE Learning Technologies Network (Ontario, Canada)
NYDLA - New York Distance Learning Association

OCLC Online Computer Library Center

ODEAMA - Open and Distance Education Association of Malawi
ODLA - Oklahoma Distance Learning Association
ODLAA - Open Distance Learning Association of Australia
ODLQC - Open and Distance Learning Quality Council

OLT - Canadian Office of Learning Technologies
The Open Learning Company (UK)

The Open Learning Foundation (UK)
OTEN - The Australian Open Training and Education Network

PIRADE - Pacific Islands Regional Association for Distance Education PNGADE - Papua New Guinea Association for Distance Education
PPDLA - Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association

Saide - South African Institute for Distance Education
SALT - Society for Applied Learning Technology

Schoolnet Canada
Silicon Valley ISPI

Sloan Consortium
South African Branch of ICDE
Spanish Association for Distance Learning
Swedish Centre for Flexible Learning
TDLA - Texas Distance Learning Association
Swiss Centre Romand d'Enseignement a Distance
TELECOOP - Telecommunications Cooperative of Colorado
United States Distance Learning Association 

WADEA - The West African Distance Education Association
WAOE - The World Association for Online Education

WBTIC - Web Based Training Information Center

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

ZADE - Zambia Association for Distance Education