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Distance Learning

Administration Conference

July 28-31, 2024 at 371 Riverview Dr. Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Registration is now open. Please contact Lindsey Robison with any questions.

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An event for

Administration, management, planning, and evaluation of distance learning programs

Welcome to the 2024 Distance Learning Administration (DLA) Conference, taking place at the renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel, nestled in the beauty of Jekyll Island, Georgia, from July 28th to 31st. This pivotal event is tailor-made for individuals who hold a keen interest or play an active role in the strategic planning, governance, implementation, and performance assessment of distance learning programs.

In the constantly evolving landscape of distance education, our conference serves as the ideal platform for those in online learning departments and vendors catering to online learners. If you need assistance, or have any inquiries, we encourage you to connect with us via email at or, or reach out through a call at 678-839-2332.

Your conference registration opens a gateway to a multitude of opportunities, including all Concurrent Sessions, the prestigious Opening Dinner with Award Speakers, Monday box lunch, a delightful Tuesday buffet lunch and table topics, and the enlightening Wednesday Closing Keynote Lunch.

This remarkable conference experience is brought to you by the collective efforts of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration,  USG eCampus and supported by University of West Georgia. Join us to network, learn, and engage with the best minds in distance education, shaping the future of learning together.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cynthia A. DeLuca

Co-presenter: Christine Brown

AI-Powered Education: Unleashing the Potential of Digital Transformation for Student Success

Immerse yourself in a discussion where Student Success leadership from the University of South Florida demonstrates the strategies for equipping students with the essential skills they need to excel in their careers and personal lives.  In an era dominated by technological advancements, our collaborative efforts with faculty and administration are reshaping education to meet the demands of the digital age.  Explore our proactive strategies and adaptive approaches that ensure students graduate not only prepared but empowered to thrive in today's ever-changing AI landscape.  Don't miss your chance to join us and shape the future of student success!

Join us at the Distance Learning Administration conference keynote, where Dr. Cynthia A. DeLuca and Christine Brown will draw upon such frameworks, providing us with lenses through which we can better understand, analyze, and respond to AI's influence in higher education. This discourse aims to equip us to make prudent, timely decisions as we grapple with the increasingly prominent role of AI in our academic realm.

A presenter at dla in a red shirt and badge stands in front of a room, giving a lecture next to a presentation screen. The audience, seated in chairs, is facing the presenter, attentively listening to the speech. The room has bright lighting and a traditional decor.

Conference Topics Include

  • Managing growth in distance education
  • Training & support for distance instructors
  • Support for distance students
  • Budget and cost-benefit of distance education
  • Marketing distance courses and programs
  • Distance learning ethics and copyright
  • Organizational issues in distance education
  • Evaluation of distance courses and programs
  • Striving for excellence during a Pandemic
  • Artificial Intelligence's role in education