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Updated: Jun 21, 2019


Eunhee Jung O’Neill, Ph.D., is interested in long-distance learning. Very long distance, and learning more than the Three “R’s.” Specifically, learning about other cultures. Eunhee is the founder and director of International Virtual Elementary/Secondary Classroom Activities (IVECA).


I met her in New York where she lives, although this week she is visiting her native Seoul, South Korea. Eunhee’s interest in promoting intercultural competence of Kindergarten through twelfth grade students around the world was inspired by a combination of her own personal experiences and contemporary world events…. Read more >>


South Orangetown Central School District


On Wednesday, April 21st, fourth graders from Ms. Christie-Blick’s class at Cottage Lane Elementary School used video conferencing tools to link up with an elementary classroom in South Korea. The project, planned in collaboration with The Center for International Virtual Schooling (IVS) in New York City, is being orchestrated and implemented, at no cost to Cottage Lane Elementary School, or the South Orangetown Central School District.


The children have much to talk about as they share information about their cultures, helping children in a different country understand their customs. This 21st century mode of communication allows students to learn about a different culture, working with children from a different country on common curriculum goals to solve real-world problems, in addition to helping all the children begin to develop a deeper global perspective. As the Americans begin to understand an Asian culture, and the Koreans begin to understand the American culture, all are growing to respect each others’ differences, appreciate the fact that we all have much in common, and realize that now, in the 21st century, the other side of the world is not really so very far away. Read the full story >>


Related news – May 19, 2010:

The Journal News: Virtual Schooling Koreatimes: 한미 초등학생들 화상수업 New York Korean News: 한미 초등학교 실시간 화상 교환 수업: 지구환경 주제로 광주교대부속초교:코티지레인초교


USDLA 2009 International Awards Presented For Excellence in Distance Learning for Individuals, Organizations and Companies Honoring their Outstanding Achievements. World’s most prestigious distance learning awards were presented yesterday in St. Louis, Missouri for excellence in distance learning to individuals, organizations and companies.

St Louis, MO April 29, 2009 — The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2009 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2009 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1987, USDLA has been the world’s premier distance learning association. The USDLA International Awards program honored outstanding individuals and organizations for excellence in the field distance learning, education and training.


These prestigious International Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. Included in the recognition ceremony were awards for 21st Century Best Practice, Best Practice for Distance Learning Programming, Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching, Outstanding Leadership by an Individual, Hall of Fame and Eagle Awards.


The USDLA International Awards are closely followed by the distance learning industry. “As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we enjoy honoring some of the leaders in the industry,” said Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA. “Each year these winners raise the bar and exceed best practice expectations for the industry as a whole and we are truly honored by their contributions to the distance learning industry.”


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.


“Congratulations to Dr. Eunhee Jung O’Neill 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. The innovative spirit and leadership of these organizations will take our industry to new levels,” said Julie Young, President of USDLA and President/CEO of Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

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