Federal Government Distance Learning Association
The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning (DL) and to actively foster collaboration, cooperation, and understanding among those involved in education and training within the Federal Government. The constituents we represent and serve are organizations within government, corporate, and academic sectors that are involved in DL within or for the Federal Government.
Dr. Jolly Holden co-founded [with Dr. Phillip Westfall] FGDLA in 1995. Currently, Dr. Holden serves as the Executive Director, Phil Westfall is the Chairman of the Board and, Alex Autry is the President. Dr. Holden is also a past president of USDLA. In 2018, the FGDLA celebrated its 23rd anniversary at the Government Learning Technology Symposium http://www.fgdla.us/2018_awards_ceremony.html
Currently, the FGDLA is 501C(3) non-profit association, charted in the state of Ohio. Their membership database contains ~554 entrees, which are non-paid members. There is no membership fee to join the FGDLA, but the members must be Federal Government employees involve in distance learning.
Members learn about the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative and web-based projects supporting efforts to make learning software accessible, durable, reusable, adaptable and affordable; Satellite Technology providing interactive television to over 2,300 sites through the Government Education and Training Network; Videoconferencing networks for the Army Teletraining, and Navy Learning Network, and various media advocating a blended approach.
Due to the recent events, the FGDLA has teamed with the National Training & Simulation Association (https://www.trainingsystems.org/) to become an integral component and sponsor a track at their 2020 iFest conference (https://www.trainingsystems.org/events/2020/8/17/01d0)
FGDLA Awards webpage (http://www.fgdla.us/awards.html),
For more information on FGDLA please visit. http://www.fgdla.us/