Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching/Training Award from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Friday, Jul 24, 2020


Dr. Karabi Bezboruah is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching/Training Award from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2020 International Distance Learning Awards. Dr. Bezboruah, associate professor of Public Affairs in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. She recently co-edited a book, "Teaching Nonprofit Management." This book was published in April by Edward Elgar Publishing. Dr. Bezboruah teaches the core courses in the Nonprofit Management specialization track and manages the graduate Certificate in Urban Nonprofit Management.

These prestigious USDLA International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. Included in the recognition ceremony were awarded for 21st Century Distance Learning, Outstanding Leadership, Innovation, Excellence in Teaching/Training, Global Impact, and Hall of Fame, and the Eagle.

The USDLA International Awards are closely followed by the distance learning community. "As the premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, USDLA has a history of honoring leaders within the industry," said Dr. Reggie Smith III, CEO / Executive Director of USDLA. "We recognize leaders in the field each year and their award-winning best practices are especially important during a global pandemic when so many are learning from a distance.”

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.

“This year’s USDLA Award recipients represent the finest examples of online courses, best practices, and leadership in our field.  Each year we are impressed with the caliber of our winners and they stand as examples for the world to emulate," said Dr. Rhonda Blackburn, President of USDLA. “COVID-19 changed everything  globally, however, distance learning has been around for more than 120 years and it is the only efficient, scalable, sustainable way to build and protect the value of our current and future workforce and even more so during a global pandemic.”

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