Norway

The Norway ADL Partnership Center, formed in 2008, is part of the Norwegian Defence University College and is located at Akerhus Fortress in Oslo, Norway.

The Partnership Center is a collaborative project between ADL and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. The Norwegian Defence (NoD) University College directs the work of the Norway ADL Partnership Center.

The NoD University College consists of units such as the NoD Staff College Institute for Defence Studies and NoD School for Military Sports. Approximately 169 people work at the NoD University College and 8 of them work in the ADL office.

Mission

The Norwegian Defence ADL Office (NoD-ADL-O) is responsible for the development, procurement, implementation, and evaluation of ADL products in Norwegian Armed Forces.

Since 2001, the ADL office has coordinated the development of approximately 20 e-learning courses. The NoD-ADL-O seeks to enhance the armed forces’ ADL capability and quality through national and international cooperation with organizations such as governmental organizations, the ADL Initiative, the ADL Partnership Centers and Co-Labs, and NATO Training Group (NTG), NATO ACT, and International Defence ADL counterparts. The Norwegian ADL Partnership Center concentrates on these areas:

  • Methodology for development and procurement of ADL
  • Pedagogy in all areas of ADL
  • Relevant tools for development and use of ADL
  • Learning portals and Web 2.0
  • Mobile learning
  • Virtual worlds
  • Standardization, SCORM, S1000D
  • Evaluation of ADL
  • ADL support to the NoD Staff College

NoD University College also hosts the annual NoD ADL Conference in May, a conference that is open to all national and international partners.

Leadership

Cmdr. Geir Isaksen is the Head of R&D/XO at the Norwegian Defense ADL Office and is the main point of contact for the NoD ADL Partnership Center. Cmdr. Isaksen’s main areas of focus are ADL R&D, development of e-learning, simulator training pedagogy, standards and specifications, Defence ADL regulations, and NATO Training Group projects. He is the current Chairman of NATO Training Group Working Group on Individual Training and Education Developments (NTG WG IT/ED) subgroup.

Cmdr. Isaksen has worked in the field of ADL since 2001. Before that he served on Norwegian submarines for six years. He graduated from Vestfold University College in 1998 as a Maritime Electro-engineer and has completed further education within adult pedagogy, crew resource management, project management, and learning styles. He also worked at the Norwegian Navy Submarine School as a head instructor in the ULA-class submarine simulator in Bergen for two years.

Contact

**Visiting address: **
Akerhus Fortress
Building 8
1st Floor
0015 Oslo

Postal address:
Oslo Mil/Akershus Fortress
0015 Oslo

Phone:
Tel: +47 99092264

Email:
gisaksen@fhs.mil.nobr

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