Dr. Jolly Holden

Dr. Jolly Holden

Associate Professor, School of Education, American InterContinental University; Executive Director, FGDLA Board of Directors

Jolly T. Holden. Dr. Holden is the Executive Director of the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA), and is currently an Associate Professor at American InterContinental University’s online Masters of Education degree program in Instructional Design & Technology.  

During the last 13 years, he has facilitated over 274 online graduate courses in Principles of Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Learning & Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Theory, Cognitive Science, Online Learning: Theory and Practice, and Educational Research. For the past 20 years, he has keynoted several conferences, chaired numerous tracks, and has over 60 presentations at national training/distance learning conferences. He has been actively involved in researching and promoting distance learning throughout the federal government and corporate community, and in 1995 co-founded the Federal Government Distance Learning Association. 

He has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame, and currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the USDLA where he previously held the positions of President and Chairman of the Board. After retiring from the Air Force in 1992, Jolly held the position of Chief Learning Strategist, GE SpaceNet, and Senior Projects Training Manager, StarBand, Inc.

SESSION: The Cognitive Science of Learning: Implications for Multimedia Design in Distance Learning