These organizations study distance learning as it relates to secondary school and college-level education. They encourage the adoption of technology in the classroom. Many groups study e-learning's effectiveness and work with the government and policymakers to raise funds and awareness for greater integration.
The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a collaborative effort between government, industry and academia to establish a new distributed learning environment that permits the interoperability of learning tools and course content on a global scale.
American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE)
Penn State's American Center for the Study of Distance Education, established in 1986 by Michael G. Moore, is a network of scholars who have a common interest in studying, teaching, and doing research in the field of distance education.
This site provides selected entries from the book "The 'No Significant Difference' Phenomenon" as reported in 355 research reports, summaries and papers – a comprehensive research bibliography on technology for distance education.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project will create and fund original, academic-quality research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA was founded to create a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities via new concepts of the fusion of communication technologies with learning in broad multidiscipline applications.