To be the premier professional Association supporting distance learning in the Federal Government
The purpose of the Association is to promote the development and application of distance/distributed learning (DL) for education and training, primarily within the Federal sector.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information regarding the current application of and potential further uses for DL in the Federal government.
  • Guide the appropriate application of DL in the Federal Government through the sharing of best-practices, and fostering research in DL theory & practice.
  • Develop opportunities for the Federal Government in partnering with industry and academia.
  • Lead efforts to promote Federal interagency cooperation and collaboration.
  • Advocate the use of DL for training and education within the Federal Government, and provide recognition of outstanding achievements
Purpose and Goals
To view the FGDLA Constitution and ByLaws, click here.
History of the FGDLA
The FGDLA has a long and rich history with its roots originating at the 1993 TeleCon Conference and the parent organization, the United States Distance Learning Association, which granted the FGDLA charter in 1995. For the past two decades, the FGDLA has been a leading advocate of distance learning in the Federal Government.
Trademark Registration
The FGDLA has received Trademark No 2,752,673 from  the US Patent and Trademark Office. To view the Trademark registration, logon to the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) by clicking here and select Structured Form Search (Boolean) from the menu and the TESS search page. In either of the Search Term windows, enter 2752673 and click the Submit Query button. Click here for the FGDLA trademark registration PDF.
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