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2017 USDLA Innovation Award

USDLA Awards Algebra By Hand™ with Innovation Award For Excellence in Distance Learning in 2017

Algebra By Hand was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the world's most prestigious distance learning award presented for excellence in distance learning.

Indianapolis, IN May 2, 2017 -- The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2017 International Distance Learning Awards to Algebra By Hand in conjunction with the 2017 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market.

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 Distance Learning, Outstanding Leadership, Innovation, Excellence in Teaching/Training, Global Impact, Quality Research Paper, Hall of Fame, and Eagle.

As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we are honoring Algebra By Hand as a leader in the industry, said Dr. John G. Flores, Executive Director of USDLA. Algebra By Hand has raised the bar of excellence and we are truly honored by Algebra By Hand’s contributions within all distance learning constituencies.

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.

This year’s USDLA Innovation Award recipient Algebra By Hand represents the finest examples of online courses, best practices, and leadership in our field. The depth and breadth of the USDLA membership allows us to engage with leaders from higher education, K-12, industry, military, and government who daily demonstrate the power of distance learning. We are so very proud and excited to be able to recognize this level of excellence, said Mr. Ken Conn, President of USDLA.

We’re so honored to have caught the attention of the USDLA board for our math education software Algebra By Hand™,” said Michael Eiseman, founder of Learn By Hand. “Algebra By Hand is a web application ( that makes algebra students faster and more accurate at solving linear equations. It is the first application on the web that permits drag and drop equation solving and works with mouse-driven as well as touch devices. It saves the instructor time because it automatically corrects assignments allowing him or her to grade less and teach more. Teachers and tutors can build their own worksheets, set preferred solutions, and assign their worksheets to their students. While their students solve the worksheet problems using nothing but drag and drop, teachers receive rich analytics apprising them of their students’ progress. Algebra By Hand even shows the teacher the exact steps a student used to solve a problem and which steps required the student to ask for automated help.

Mr. George Collins, Chair of USDLA Board of Directors noted that, This year’s award winners represent many of the most innovative leaders in the field of distance learning. He continued, I also look forward to seeing Learn By Hand again during National Distance Learning Week, November 6-10, 2017.

About Learn By Hand

Learn By Hand is located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. It focuses on creating advanced education tools for the web with a desire to promote equity in education.

About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry.

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