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Koch Named President of NEDLA


November 4, 2021

Douglas Koch, EdD, associate director of teaching and learning, bio-medical sciences, was recently named president of the Northeast Digital Learning Association (NEDLA). In this role, Dr. Koch will oversee the leadership of NEDLA and will work closely with other members to cultivate new relationships with partners and sponsors to grow the organization and to spread its mission.

“When I first got involved with NEDLA in 2011, I was excited about the digital learning opportunities that were continuing to be made available to businesses and organizations. During my time with NEDLA, I have received my master’s and doctorate with a focus on digital learning and I’m excited to now lead this organization,” shared Dr. Koch.

“During the past two years, we’ve seen the need for digital learning grow exponentially. The pandemic has highlighted the gaps in digital and distance learning, as well as the opportunity for success,” continued Dr. Koch. “My hope is that NEDLA can continue to be a resource for businesses and organizations in the ever-changing landscape of education.”

This appointment is a complement to Dr. Koch’s role at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where he collaborates with instructors in implementing new teaching methodologies, participates in research and scholarly projects related to teaching methodologies, educational technologies, curricular change, assessment, DEI and other pedagogical endeavors.

According to their website, the NEDLA is the regional chapter (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. from Maine to Virginia) of the United States Distance Learning Association, an established national organization, dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information between academic, corporate, non-profit, government and telehealth digital learning professionals concerning the myriad of issues and technological changes in the field of learning technologies and methodologies.

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