Monday, November 9, 2009

Distance Learning Week

Apparently it is National Distance Learning Week! A great way to recognize the millions of students in the US who are studying online. Also kind of a nice way to build the excitement for the other online learning group, iNACOL, as they kick off their annual meeting.

I find it interesting in light of this Washington Post article about pain trade associations are feeling this year. Here we have two associations with similar goals in tough economic times. People don't like to talk about it but during the flush times, there was a proliferation of associations for everything. There needs to be a thinning of the herd to bring some reality back into the association world and with travel and training budgets sharply cut, there will be a Darwinian effect very soon.