Welcome to MoDLA, a state chapter of the USDLA. Link to USDLA WebsiteWe are a non-profit organization that works to promote distance learning opportunities and resources for all learners whether K-12 students, higher education students or workforce development students.

#MoDLA Cancellation

Dear MoDLA Member,

I hope this letter finds you doing well! As many of us are wrapping up the spring semester and anticipating either a summer vacation or the start of the summer term, I wanted to share some important, though unfortunate, news regarding the upcoming MoDLA conference.

Due to the low number of registered attendees, vendors, and sponsors, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s conference (June 11 – 12). The decision was difficult to reach, but after much discussion the Board felt it was in the organization’s best interest to forego the conference at this time. All registered attendees will have their registration fees refunded; anyone who has booked a hotel room will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel the reservation(s).

Currently the Board plans to conduct its annual meeting of the general membership using Blackboard’s Collaborate web-conferencing platform. Additional details will be sent out once those plans are finalized.

We will be exploring new avenues of service to our membership and the distance learning community over the summer and will issue updates as they are available. We are also looking forward to participating in the Innovation Showcase again this fall during National Distance Learning week (November 9 – 13).

Thank you for all you do to promote distance education in Missouri and beyond!

Matt Harris
MoDLA President
College Director—OTC Online
Ozarks Technical Community College