Florida is home to many organizations that promote, support, and regulate distance learning within the state. One of the leading distance learning groups in the state is the Florida Distance Learning Association. The FDLA hopes to play an important role in shaping the future of Florida through the advancement of distance learning.
The Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA) is a group that is affiliated with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FLDLC), the Florida Association for Computers in Education (FACE), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN).
Florida also is home to the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) which holds quarterly meetings about distance learning in FL and has task forces that look at the different aspects of distance education. They run a website that enables prospective students to search through all of the distance learning programs at Florida’s schools, community colleges, and universities.
The University of Florida has been a pioneer in the field of distance learning, and is actively seeking to increase its online offerings.
Here are some additional institutions of higher learning that offer distance learning programs in Florida:
Florida Hospital College of Health