xAPI Profiles Working Group Kickoff Meeting Announcement
In 2016, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to Experience API (xAPI) conformance requirements and certification.
xAPI: A Year In Review
Every day the community and buzz around the Experience API continues to grow larger, stronger, and for good reasons.
ADL at the Government Learning Technology Symposium
Members of ADL Initiative`s team recently attended the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) Government Learning Technology Symposium at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
ADL’s Top 4 highlights from I/ITSEC 2016
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2016 is the world`s largest modeling, simulation, and training event held in Orlando, Florida.
A Serious Games Profile for xAPI
ADL recently collaborated with researchers from the e-learning group, Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence)
ADL Accelerates xAPI Conformance Testing and Software Certification
Over the past year, efforts around developing conformance requirements for the Experience API (xAPI) have been on hold.
LRS Test Suite Candidate Release
ADL is pleased to announce the candidate release of the _Experience API (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS) Test Suite.
ADL Focuses on Outreach to DoD and other Federal AgenciesADL Focuses on Outreach to DoD and other Federal Agencies
Many high-quality science and technology prototypes fail to transition into real-world use, instead falling into the research-practice gap.
Help Shape xAPI Certification Research
In 2016, the ADL Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to xAPI conformance testing.
U.S. Hosts NATO Training Group IT&ED Autumn 2016 Meeting
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Training Group (NTG) meeting on Individual Training and Education Developments (IT&ED) was hosted by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
ADL Experience API (xAPI) and IMS Caliper Discovery Review 2
On Monday, August 15, more than 50 leaders from the Experience API (xAPI) and Caliper Learning Analytics Framework (Caliper) communities attended the IMS Global meeting at Utah Valley University
xAPI Version 1.0.3 Released
You can find the newest version of the specification here on GitHub
ADL Experience API (xAPI) and IMS Caliper Discovery Review
As many of you know, there have been ongoing efforts over the years to investigate the readiness of the Experience API (xAPI) for eventual standardization.
Implementing SGIQ-based Assessments in Virtual Environments
Colonel Goran Šimić, Director of the Serbian ADL Partnership Center and Head of the Center for Simulations and Distance Learning at the Serbian Ministry of Defense and Serbian Army, has written an article
ADL’s Principal Investigator’s Meeting: A Collaborative Success
The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative hosted a Principal Investigator`s meeting on 5-6 April at its Alexandria office.
xAPI Vocabulary Companion Specification Announced
The Experience API (xAPI), an open source API and technical specification developed under the ADL Initiative, provides a powerful way to store and retrieve data about learning activities of users or groups of users.
SCORM+xAPI Roadmap Release and Resources
Many organizations already have large investments in Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), including software, training assets, and developer experience.
Driving LS&T Implementation through Collaboration
Collaboration is the key to everything the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative does.
Using xAPI? Need Help Choosing an LRS?
The Experience API is an open source specification that allows you to track any experience (i.e., formal, informal, or operational)
An Update to the VW Sandbox
The Virtual World (VW) Sandbox allows users to collaborate on developing, designing, and playing simulations.
Developing our Next Generation Learners at Otronicon
The Orlando Science Center hosts an event called Otronicon
Web Hooks for ADL’s Open Source LRS
If you have built any client reporting applications powered by Experience API statements, you know the workflow consists of the client first pulling statements from a Learning Record Store
An Update On XAPI Design Cohorts
ADL has run Experience API (xAPI) Design Cohorts for the past three years.
cmi5 and the xAPI SCORM Profile
Since the release of the cmi5 specification, questions have arisen regarding how it relates to the ADL Experience API (xAPI) Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) Profile.
ADL Shines Bright at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando
ADL is returning from a busy and very successful week at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL. Buzz was all around ADL as Dr. Sae Schatz kicked off the week
ADL Welcomes New Director: Dr. Sae Schatz
The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is delighted to announce that Sae Schatz, Ph.D., has been named the new Director as of June 22, 2015.
ADL Honored at Enterprise Learning! Conference
Jonathan Poltrack accepted the Learning! 100 Award for Area of Excellence: Collaboration on behalf of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative
CMI-5 Sandstone Pre-Release Working Group
CMI-5, a soon-to-be standard which is also conformant to the Experience API (xAPI), will be the focus of a 2-day summit on April 15th and 16th in Alexandria, Virginia.
From ADL Team Member Craig Wiggins: xAPI Design Cohort, Season 3 Kickoff
I think I can speak for all of ADL when I say that we`ve been waiting for some time to be able to say that the newest incarnation of the xAPI Design Cohort is almost ready to kickoff.
Summary from I/ITSEC xAPI PlugFest 2014
I should say up front, that I had never heard of I/ITSEC prior to starting to work for ADL.
ADL Announces 2014 Learning App Challenge Winners!
Earlier this year, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative announced the opening of the submissions period for the 2014 Learning App Challenge (LAC).
SCORM and Experience API Roadmap
ADL Publishes MoTIF Needs Assessment Report
ADL`s Mobile Learning Needs Assessment report is now available! This report follows last year`s Survey Report and summarizes the information and insights we have gleaned
New Zealand Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network
It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes New Zealand as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.
Resources available from June 2014 xAPI Workshop & Bootcamp in Orlando
Thirty participants from the Orlando area attended the 17 June session, billed as an introductory workshop for those interested in the xAPI, but who might not have in-depth knowledge of what it is or what it can do.
Serbia Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network
It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes the country of Serbia as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.
Report on Game Developers Conference 2014
Dr. Elaine Raybourn, ADL Next Generation Learner Team Lead, participated in a panel that addressed the question of `U.S. National Investments in the Future of Games?` at the 2014 Game Developers Conference
xAPI development plans for 2014
With 2014 rung in and winter break at an end, we at ADL want to start the new year out right. During 2013, several milestones were achieved for the Experience API (xAPI), and our goal is to make 2014 even better.
Building Web Applications that use the Learning Registry (LR)
The Learning Registry contains thousands of metadata and paradata records describing educational resources available on the Internet.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Mobile Learning
According to Semico`s report on Augmented Reality, 864 million high-end cell phones will be AR-enabled by 2014 with revenues related to AR technology
Cognitive Task Analysis: Analyzing the Cognition of Portal 2 Gameplay and Design
As we wrote about in our last blog post, ADL`s Next-Generation Learner Team has been performing a cognitive task analysis (CTA) on the gameplay and design of Portal 2
Experience API (xAPI) version 1.0.1 released
The work on the xAPI has continued since Version 1.0.0 was released in April 2013.
ADL Publishes Mobile Learning Survey Report
ADL`s mobile learning survey report is now available!
ADL Receives Learning! 100 Award
ADL was honored at the 2013 Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo where it received a Learning! 100 Award
Re-Usability Support System for eLearning (RUSSEL)
The Re-Usability Support System for eLearning (RUSSEL) is an open-source software project to manage and repurpose courses, documents and multimedia assets.
ADL and AICC Collaborate on the Experience API
The Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate
Poland welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab network
It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes the country of Poland as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.
A Socratic Method Learning Experience
In the 1980s I taught in an education project called Project SEED which teaches algebra and calculus to elementary school students who are classified as both belonging to a minority and within a poverty-level demographic.