SOURCE: Elearning! Magazine

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SOURCE: Federal Government Distance Learning Association

September 07, 2016 18:53 ET

Blending Creativity With Technology: How Organizations Can Update Their Learning Programs With GLTS

MARICOPA, AZ--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Elearning! Media Group, publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, announced today the event program for the Government Learning Technology Symposium. Elearning! Magazine is the media partner of Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FDGLA) and host of GLTS.

"We are happy to host the GLTS as a free conference program for government personnel engaged in distance learning, e-learning, and any technology enabled learning initiative," reports Jolly Holden, Executive Director, FGDLA.

GLTS will hold several sessions focused on effective use of technologies for distance learning at the two-day Government Learning Technology Symposium (GLTS). Sessions include: Making Video Content Readily Available and Easily Accessible at the Time and Point of Need, Assistive Technologies (AT) and Distance Learning and A World Without Plugins - HTML 5, WebGL.

With the emergence of mobile technology and the wide amount of live and on-demand supported video content, it's the perfect time to discover the best practices of harnessing the power of these mediums. Making Video Content Readily Available and Easily Accessible at the Time and Point of Need provides insight and guidance to learning, video/media and IT professionals on what organizations are doing to educate, inform and support employee development.

Assistive Technologies (AT) and Distance Learning addresses how persons with disabilities can access web content with several use cases leveraging Assistive Technologies. It is vitally important to create accessible distance learning courses and learning management systems for all. Many resources will be shared to enable accessibility.

Many of the popular training solutions offered today rely on proprietary plugins. Can training survive in a world without them? A World Without Plugins - HTML 5, WebGL addresses the turning tide as HTML 5, WebGL, and other plugin-free technologies mature, becoming more widely adopted and what organizations can do to orchestrate that sea of change.

"Professionals are accessing content anywhere, anytime, on many devices," says Catherine Upton, Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. "We now see the emergence of intelligent systems and a 'plug free' world. It's an exciting time to be in the learning industry and many new technologies are emerging."

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Who Should Attend

GLTS is a free two-day conference for government personnel. Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, GLTS provides a venue for professionals to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry. If you are involved in learning, talent development, mission execution, HR services, project management, team training and leadership, you should attend GLTS.

The GLTS is co-located with Government Video Expo (GV Expo), held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 7-8, 2016. The GV EXPO is the East Coast's largest technology event designed for video, broadcast, and AV professionals. The GLTS is produced by the FGDLA and includes two days of consecutive sessions featuring presentations on instructional design, video and animation design for distance learning, LMS integration, 508 Accessibility Compliance, Learning Record Stores, and much more.

The FGDLA is also hosting its annual awards, recognizing Federal Government agencies and organizations for their excellence in distance learning. For a full list of events during the symposium, visit

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of twelve media products including: Elearning! Magazine and eMagazine, Government Elearning! E-Magazine, Elearning! Alert, SalesTec eNews, EdTec eNews,, Elearning! Web Seminar Series, Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $225 billion learning & workplace technology market. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at; on Twitter: 2elearning or #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Elearning! Summit.

About Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit, professional association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning in the Federal Government, in accordance with Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code for Business Leagues and charted by the State of Ohio. Additionally, the Association actively fosters collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology and instructional media in support of the education and training needs of the Federal Government.

Focused on supporting Federal Government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA encourages the application of all forms of distance learning media, as well as embracing innovative methods in integrating instructional technologies to meet the training and education needs of the Federal Government. Our membership is derived primarily from individuals from individuals employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association.

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