Sandra Kučina Softić At The 2023 USDLA National Conference Panel “Global Perspectives Of Distance Education And Emerging Trends”

Sandra Kučina Softić, EDEN DLE Vice-President of Open Professional Collaboration, participated at the 2023 USDLA National Conference on July 20th in the panel “Global Perspectives of Distance Education and Emerging Trends” joined by Farah Bennani (Northampton Community College, USA) and Kae Novak (Front Rage Community College, USA).

The roundtable guided participants through a discussion on emerging technologies, including the possibilities and advancements in XR mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO)s and how we want to use these tools, the concept of imaginaries and divergent thinking to shape global education. The panelists reflected on how these emerging technologies will shape the future and how they can be integrated in the educational system. See the full programme of 2023 USDLA National Conference, 17-20 July, here.

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is the premier professional membership organization designed to Advocate and Support the needs of Distance Education leaders. USDLA’s resources support the Distance Education Professional Community who serve education, business, health, and government. Founded in 1987, its vision and mission to advocate, research, and share best practices in the utilization of distance learning modalities in education, business, health, and government nationally and internationally continues today. USDLA offers itsmembers networking opportunities through its annual conference, monthly/weekly webinars, discussion with peers, thought leaders, and researchers in the field of distance education. Volunteer opportunities include committee membership, support to local state chapter, and/or selection to the Board of Directors. USDLA represents constituencies in education, business, health, and government nationally and internationally as its voice continues to influence policy development, research, leadership, and best practices in Distance Education. Find more information on USDLA Official Website.