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From ADL Team Member... Craig Wiggins: I/ITSEC xAPI PlugFest 2014

12 Dec 2014

Looking for resources from the xAPI PlugFest at I/ITSEC 2014? Find them here: http://www.adlnet.gov/iitsec-2014-adl-papers-and-presentations/ I should say, upfront, that I had never heard of I/ITSEC prior to starting to work for ADL. I’ve been an instructional designer and developer for some time and have checked a few of the major conferences off of my “must see” list. Still, those didn’t prepare me for the sheer size of this event.

Newly Updated

Experience API Specification Version 1.0.1

9 Dec 2014

The 1.0.1 version of the Experience API Specification in pdf format, released on 1 October 2013.

Newly Updated

xAPI Conformance Testing Group Kickoff

9 Dec 2014

New Resource

Learning Science Report - Science of Learning, Retention, & Sustainment Training

2 Dec 2014

Newly Updated

SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite

1 Dec 2014

A new version of the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite has been released to support the current Army standard configuration – Windows 7, Java 7 and IE 11. These changes allow organizations to test SCORM content within a more modern set of software. This version is only an update to the content package, SCO, and manifest utility tests, and does not include the LMS test. Exe File Zip File

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Choosing an LMS

1 Dec 2014

The purpose of this paper is to help those involved in the process of choosing a learning management system (LMS) to make an informed decision. The paper presents a range of considerations for choosing a system; it does not contain a comprehensive survey of available systems on the market, nor does it contain a comparative rating or evaluation of products, and should not be construed as such. For more in-depth information about systems and their

ADL Announces 2014 Learning App Challenge Winners!

2 Oct 2014

Earlier this year, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative announced the opening of the submissions period for the 2014 Learning App Challenge (LAC). The goal of the LAC was for participants to create and submit innovative Apps to help students acquire knowledge or skills by manipulating tasks, simulations, or situations that require students to critically evaluate what they are learning. The intent was to help students discover, under

New version of the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite has been released

2 Oct 2014

A new version of the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite has been released to support the current Army standard configuration - Windows 7, Java 7 and IE 11. These changes allow organizations to test SCORM content within a more modern set of software. This version is only an update to the content package, SCO, and manifest utility tests, and does not include the LMS test. ADL extends a big "thank you" to U.S. Army's TCM TADLP DL DART

SCORM and Experience API Roadmap

30 Sep 2014

A lot of the “ADL buzz” of the last couple years has been around the Experience API (xAPI). While there is a lot to be excited about, making process, infrastructure, and cultural changes takes time and stability. We realize not every organization can jump with both feet into a new technology. Nor do we expect them to!  Many of you have a great deal of time, skills, and money invested in SCORM. With this in mind, ADL would like to present a r

REMINDER - The Learning App Challenge deadline is 2 September!

19 Aug 2014

Attention App developers! The deadline to submit your entry for the third annual Learning App Challenge is less than two weeks away. ADL is accepting mobile learning Apps designed to support Education, Training, or Performance Support for adult learners or students in grades K-12 until 2 September 2014. The judges will evaluate the Apps and select the Challenge winners based on the following criteria: How well the App provides a learning