Stevens’ WebCampus Awarded the 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning by the USDLA

HOBOKEN, NJ – For the second consecutive year, Stevens Institute of Technology’s WebCampus has received the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. This award is considered the most prestigious in the world for excellence in distance learning.

The USDLA presented its 2011 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2011 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri this week. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market.  

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.

“Recognition by USDLA is yet another affirmation of Stevens’ leadership in Distance Learning. We look forward to the continued success of Stevens’ WebCampus as we expand our online capabilities in terms of technology and content,” said Ralph Giffin, Associate Provost of Graduate Programs Enterprise.

“Congratulations to Stevens Institute of Technology and every one of this year's award winners. USDLA takes great pride and responsibility in recognizing excellence and quality that benefit the entire industry.  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," said Dr. Denzil Edge, President of USDLA.

“This year’s award winners represent many of the most innovative leaders in the field of distance learning,” Reggie Smith III, Chair of USDLA Board of Directors, noted.

This is the 5th USDLA award for Stevens’ WebCampus in addition to two Sloan Consortium Awards acknowledging its continued growth and innovation.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and

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. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market.  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. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry.