Government Learning Technology Symposium Offers Two Days of Intensive Education… About Education

Distance and e-learning event is co-located with Government Video Expo
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Developed for instructional designers, systems professionals, job performance support professionals, multimedia developers, education and training facilitators, and courseware developers, the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s Government Learning Technology Symposium will be held Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8.

Co-located with the Government Video Expo and the National Drone Show, the symposium offers a range of presentations from organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, NASA Langley Research Center, Virginia Department of Health, National Park Service, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and General Services Administration.

Admission to the GLTS event is complimentary.

Sessions include:

  • Media selection: A Distance Learning Primer Workshop, presented by Dr. Philip Westfall, director, Defense Education & Training Network, and director, Air Technology Network, Dept. of the Air Force.
  • Unified Collaborative Communications Training Applications at a Glance, presented by Russ Colbert, Director, Global Government Solutions and Market Development at Polycom.
  • Making Video Content Readily Available and Easily Accessible at the Time and Point of Need with Randy Palubiak, President, Enliten Management Group.
  • Is Cognitive Apprenticeship the Way Ahead for Cybersecurity Learning: Assessing Pedagogical Model of the Cyber Operators Academy Course by Patrick Shane Gallagher, ADL Learning Scientist, IDA Adjunct Researcher – Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Division, Advanced Distributed Learning.
  • The Cognitive Science of Learning: Implications for Multimedia Design in Distance Learning presented by Jolly Holden, Associate Professor, School of Education, American InterContinental University.
  • The MIST Program – A Collaboration with Alex Autry, MIST Program Director, Assistant Director and Chief of Instructional Quality, Air Technology Network at USAF.
  • Instructional Designers as Organizational Change Agents presented by Carla Lane, Owner, The Education Coalition and Research Consultant and Joy Jackson Green, Instructional Designer & IT Specialist, DFAS.
  • Learning Management Systems and Features with Greg Frederick, Learning Technology Specialist, Joint Forces Staff College Vice President, Government Sector, FGDLA Board of Directors; David Palmer, Sr. Regional Sales Executive-DoD/Intel, Blackboard Inc.; Carl Marrelli, Senior Product Manager, Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Inc.
  • Connecting the World to Real World STEM Concepts Through NASA’s Digital Learning Network, presented by Caryn Long, DLN Manager/Lead Education Specialist/Paragon TEC – NASA Langley Research Center.
  • LMS Integration and Work Process Efficiency by Brad Bradley, Public Health Preparedness Systems Manager, Virginia Department of Health.
  • Implementing a Learning & Performance Ecosystem with David Barton, Lead, L&D Learning & Performance Ecosystem Architecture Project, National Park Service and Dale Carpenter, Distance Learning Program Manager, National Park Service.
  • USALearning Record Store with William Peratino, Director of USALearning at the Office of Personnel Management and Paul Jesukiewicz, Director of Knowledge Portal at the Office of Personnel Management.
  • Connect-2-Learn: A Click-Away Training Resource Repository for the Busy Professional featuring Dr. Fran Kassinger, Training Manager – Enterprise Business Solutions; Candace Trotti, Certified Government Financial Manager, Dept. Treasury; Nancy Cook, Enterprise Business Solutions Training Technology Lead, Office of Chief Information Office, Department of the Treasury; Iris Cano, Enterprise Business Solutions Training Administrator, Office of Chief Information Office, Department of the Treasury.
  • A World Without Plugins – HTML 5, WebGL by Perry Bennett, Multimedia Developer, Center for Development of Security Excellence.
  • Expanding the Use of the Virtual Classroom for Technical Training At NRC by Doug Tharp, Sr. Learning Project Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Thomas Harriman, Sr. Learning Project Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Developing an Instructional Design Process by Tim Carrier, manager and executive producer, Justice Television Network, Office of Legal Education, U.S. Dept. of Justice.
  • Implementing and Sustaining Technology Innovation by Dr. Judith Bayliss, Ph.D. Center Director of Curriculum & Faculty Services (CFS), DAU.
  • The Future Learning Ecosystem by Dr. Sae Schatz, director, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative.
  • ADL Workshop: The Experience API -What Is It and What Can It Do for You? by Rob Chadwick, systems engineer IV, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative.
  • Assistive Technologies (AT) and Distance Learning by Alex Koudry, Director, Center for Information Technology Access, General Services Administration.
  • OPM's Government-wide USALearning Record Store by William Peratino, director, USALearning, Office of Personnel Management, and Paul Jesukiewicz, director, Knowledge Portal, Office of Personnel Management.
  • Ensuring Contracts Include Accessibility as Required by Section 508, featuring Helen Chamberlain, program director, Government-wide Section 508, Office of Integration, Integrity, and Access, Office of Government-wide Policy.
  • 5 Signs the Future of Government Learning Has Arrived presented by Julia Taylor, Senior Learning Consultant at GovLoop and Andrew Krzmarzick, Vice President of Learning and Development at GovLoop.
  • A panel called, Developing an Instructional Design Process for Distance Learning featuring Tim Carrier, Manager and Executive Producer at Justice Television Network, US Dept. of Justice’s Office of Legal Education; Angela Dooley, Instructional Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Justice; Adrianne Green, Senior Produce, Justice Television Network, Dept. of Justice; Tara M. Lyons, Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Education, Dept. of Justice.

A full schedule of the session dates and times can be seen here.

Attendees are to register at the Government Video Expo website and are reminded to select “FGDLA/GLTS Only or Both FDGLA/GLTS and Exhibit Hall” when answering the question, “What is your primary reason for the attending Government Video Expo?” on the registration’s second page.

The FDGLA symposium, like the National Drone Show’s and Government Video Expo’s exhibit hall, keynotes, presentations, and networking events are free. More information on the overall conference, including how to register, can be seen here.

Government Video Expo will take place Dec. 6-8, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Designed for video, broadcast and AV professionals, Government Video Expo features a full exhibit floor, numerous training options, free seminars, keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a new educational series of panel discussions.

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