In 1998, the Center for Distributed Learning was honored to be named one of seven best practices sites in the nation by The American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) and State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). In an effort to share our successful processes, we have compiled some of the resources we commonly use and listed them here. They are freely available for use in any educational capacity.

508 Accessibility

CDL strives to make our internet projects accessible to everyone. Websites within the CSU system are required to comply with web accessibility guildelines as defined in section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 requires that online information be made equally accessible to all users regardless of disability. Our pages are developed using a variety of testing procedures and tools in order to ensure compliance with the 508 standards. More »

Promising Practices

In the promising practices section you will find documents explaining how we work, from gathering requirements to working with faculty to writing grants. More »


We have listed links to sites that discuss distributed learning and the use of technology in teaching, as well as sites that provide resources that we rely on. More »