Slides from presentation of The Experience API by Nik Hruska at Defense Game Tech Users’ Conference 2013.
Slides from presentation on enhancing learning experiences by Damon Regan at E-Learning and Software Education 2013.
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Slides from a 2012 I/ITSEC presentation that reviewed prior efforts within DoD to share learning content and proposed a practical way forward for the DoD. The related paper can be found here.
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Slides from the October 30, 2012 Webinar, The Experience API: Origin and Capabilities.
Presentation by Jonathan Poltrack at the Combating Terrorism Mobile Learning Summit, 2012.
“Metadata, Repositories, and Registries” as presented by Dr. Damon Regan at the Defense ADL Working Group April 2012 monthly meeting. The slides were used to facilitate discussion of goals, projects, and plans for moving related DoD efforts forward.
“Enabling Next Generation Learning with the Next Generation Learning Architecture” as presented by Jonathan Poltrack at the eLearning and Software for Education (ELSE) conference, April 2012.
Slides from the kickoff of the next generation of SCORM with an introduction to our Tin Can API effort.
On Thursday, April 5 at 2:30pm Eastern, ADL will host an orientation meeting. Whether you’re a stakeholder who is generally interested in the effort, a potential adopter interested in implementing Tin Can API, or a willing spec contributor; we welcome you to call in, get a status update on the spec, the road ahead to a v1.0 release, and information on how you can contribute.
The Webinar version of the ADL White Paper “Choosing a Learning Management System”.
A .zip file of the Webinar materials related to the ADL White Paper “Choosing Authoring Tools”
This breakout session ( by Jeff Mills ) will highlight the development of a virtual environment for the COMPASS program at Outdoor Odyssey. In this session examples will be given about the pros and cons encountered with the construction of the environment and the challenges both technologically and culturally during the process.
Mr. Thomas Giattino – Advanced Distributed Learning is a powerful tool, but in order for it to become a daily part of an organization’s learning environment it must be combined with the correct policy, concepts of operations and execution plan. This briefing will look at what made Air Force Advanced Distributed Learning a daily part of the Air Force learning environment: policies that brought it into the mainstream of Air Force Learning, and the approach that grew the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS) from 60,000 to over 1M registered users, with over 800,000 course completions a month.
This panel (presentation by Dr. Robert Sottilare) will focus on fundamentals of computer-based tutoring and challenges and emerging technologies to enable tutors to support distributed learning. The presentation will include: contrasting human and computer-based tutoring, relevance of tutoring technologies to distributed learning, technical underpinnings and examples of tutors, research gaps and vision for the future of computer-based tutoring in ADL.
By Ms. Peggy Kenyon – The Army Persistent Learning Capability (PLC) is a revolutionary concept that will shift the way the Army develops and delivers training and education. This shift is an aggressive and ambitious endeavor that requires a significant change in our current culture. It will also take tremendous teamwork and coordination to adapt and move forward the capabilities that remain relevant while abandoning those that no longer support current and future learning requirements.
By Mr. Larry Smith II – Overview of Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training(CDET) - “One Stop Shopping” for USMC DL requirements generation, content development, delivery, evaluation, system integration/lifecycle maintenance, and resource management.”
From iFest 2011, Mr. James (Jim) Shelton III presents Reclaiming American Educational Leadership: Learning Technology.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Commander Joseph Sullivan - Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation;Advanced Distributed Learning – Changing the Pace ofEvolution of Academic and Research Programs
iFest 2011 Presentation by Professor John Roberts – The Naval War College has been researching and evaluating “eReader” type devices for several years, and recently completed a pilot using the Apple iPad during academic year 2010/2011. The objective of the pilot was to evaluate the iPad’s functionality as a tool to enhance students’ learning activities and increase their productivity and efficiency. 126 students and 34 faculty participated in the pilot and data was collected from all participants. The presentation will describe the pilot program, identify the key findings, and present lessons learned on the use of iPads in a graduate level program.
Presentation from iFest 2011 by Andy Johnson – With the amount of mobile devices ever-increasing, and the power of them multiplying quickly, Augmented Reality has become much more portable and personal. What are the possible ways to augment our own reality for the better? What educational benefits can Augmented Reality offer? The University of Wisconsin – Madison has developed a platform to allow the creation and deployment of Augmented Reality applications.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Paul Jesukiewicz – This session will focus on the Federal Learning Registry. OSD Training Readiness and Strategy is working in collaboration with the Department of Education (DoED) in support of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) on a joint project called the Learning Registry. The goal of the Learning Registry is to make federal learning resources and primary source materials easier to find, access, and integrate into educational environments in order to personalize the learning experience and improve overall learning
effectiveness and efficiencies. This will enable teachers, students, parents, schools, governments, corporations and non-profits to build and access better, more interconnected and personalized learning solutions needed for a 21st-century education.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Paul Jesukiewicz in support of the “The Future of Discovery and Access” panel which “will provide brief presentations on current efforts to enable the discovery and access of learning materials including the Federal Learning Registry, the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, and the 3D Repository. The audience will then be invited to participate in an interactive discussion around the future of discovery and access capabilities.”
iFest 2011 Presentation by Mr. Larry Lannom – Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) is working with DARPA in their Transformative Apps program. The goal of this program is “to place the right mobile software applications (‘apps’) into the hands of warfighters as the apps are needed”. We are building an integrated and extensible App marketplace, AGORA, on top of our proven scalable Digital Object Architecture. This architecture employs a uniform content model, the digital object, to represent arbitrary multimedia content in a consistent, principled way.
Dr. Kristy Murray’s iFest 2011 Presentation on the State of ADL.
iFest 2011 Presentation by CAPT Kevin Oakes – The Navy continues to build a naval force that can respond to complex and unpredictable challenges. One area is providing alternative means to access training. Sailors are being assigned to units with smaller crews and to non-traditional billets in combat zones that may require prolonged sustainment in an isolated area. The question becomes how do we provide Sailors access to information when and where they need it?
iFest 2011 Panel Discussion – Dr. Scott Douglass’ portion - “This panel will focus on fundamentals of computer-based tutoring and challenges and emerging technologies to enable tutors to support distributed learning. The presentation will include: contrasting human and computer-based tutoring, relevance of tutoring technologies to distributed learning, technical underpinnings and examples of tutors, research gaps and vision for the future of computer-based tutoring in ADL.”
iFest 2011 Presentation by Dr. Thomas Archibald - We learn ultimately to improve our performance at work, at home, and in-between. We continually discuss ways to learn faster, cheaper, and more effectively. Technology is usually at the forefront of this learning discussion. Although technology can enable and facilitate learning, without effective design the desired increases may not be realized. This presentation will cover the importance of design integrated with the latest learning technologies.
iFest 2011 Presentation by a panel consisting of Mr. Wayne Gafford, Mr. Schawn Thropp, Mr. Mark Ewer, and Dr. Leslie Lucas – Keys to integrating instructional content with related technical information are APIs and open source development tools that foster reuse and configuration management. This breakout session will demonstrate open source tools that support content development, publishing and life cycle management based on S1000D markup, the same markup that can be used for technical publications. Each tool is available for use by anyone in or supporting DoD.
iFest 2011 Presentation by a panel consisting of Mr. Wayne Gafford, Mr. Schawn Thropp, Dr. Leslie Lucas, and Mr. Jeff Clem – Structured Markup to Improve Learning Content Development Environments: A Look at the Bridge API and Open Source Tools for Instructional Developers and Life Cycle Managers DoD/OSD training content acquisition policy guidance refers to the use of structured markup and integrated data environments. However, specific implementation processes for enterprise training content infrastructures is not specified. This plenary discussion will highlight
existing DoD acquisition guidance for training content then link that guidance to a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) that seeks to develop and manage content from an enterprise perspective. The CONOPS will then be linked to instructional design strategies based on the use of structured markup used by related technical manuals. The plenary will conclude with how the discussion serves as the driving factor to an OSD/AT&L Reduction in Total Ownership Costs project that seeks to better integrate technical data and training content.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Mr. Joe Harris in support of the “The Future of Discovery and Access” panel which “will provide brief presentations on current efforts to enable the discovery and access of learning materials including the Federal Learning Registry, the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, and the 3D Repository. The audience will then be invited to participate in an interactive discussion around the future of discovery and access capabilities.”
iFest Presentation by Dr. Elaine Raybourn and Mr. Aaron Silvers – Transmedia storytelling can be defined as crafting a narrative or consistent message across multiple media. Transmedia storytelling is a technique used by the entertainment industry that is applicable to Government training & education, and elearning. In this breakout session we will explore opportunities for educational storytelling with multiple media such as games, machinima (film or video), graphic novels, and social media. A case study of how the U.S. Army Games for Training Program fosters transmedia storytelling will be provided. Come prepared to interact with others in engaging exercises and activities. By the end of the session you should take away methods and resources for creating your own transmedia messages.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Mr. Michael Rustici and Mr. Ben Clark – Project Tin Can is an ADL-sponsored research project to define the next generation of learning experience tracking API. Over the past 9 months, Rustici Software has been working with the eLearning community to find a way to track any kind of learning experience in a standardized way. We will provide an overview of Project Tin Can and share our initial findings. Please come prepared to provide your input and feedback.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Dr. Erik Sikorski and Ms. Erin Gibbens – The presenters will describe the CTTSO/TSWG rapid research, development, and prototyping process and how it enables them to quickly meet the needs of front line operators in the war on terror. The majority of the presentation will focus on describing combating terrorism related education, training, and mission performance support products and technologies generated from high priority interagency requirements.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Dr. Rovy Branon, Dr. Moses Wolfenstein, and Mr. Joe Nelson – In April 2011 the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (AADL) Co-Lab began a prototype mobile learning project. The project, funded through the ADL section of the U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) W91CRB-08-R-0073, is a 12-month effort to develop a mobile learning content system. This system, tentatively called MASLO (Mobile Access to Supplementary Learning Objects) is an open source platform with three elements: 1) a simple mobile content authoring tool, 2) an external /server storage mechanism, and 3) native mobile delivery applications for iOS® and Android® mobile operating systems. The intent is to allow non-technical personnel to quickly develop small content packages that can be delivered to learners using commercial mobile phone platforms. This session will describe the MASLO architecture, design process, and current project state.
iFest Presentation by Mr. Jonathan Poltrack, Dr. Rovy Branon, Mr. Joe Nelson – ADL and the Wisconsin Testing Organization will provide an update on SCORM and SCORM Certification. This session will include information on an update to SCORM 2004 4th Edition, current work scoped to enhance SCORM functionality and SCORM 2004 4th Edition Certification. Further, we intend to poll the audience for unique SCORM implementation details and gaps identified with using SCORM and emerging technologies.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Mr. Joe Camacho that discusses history of JKO, the impact of the disestablishment of JFCOM on the program and the way ahead for the future.
iFest 2011 Presentation by Major General T.S. Jones – U.S. Forces have been at war for almost a decade, with the “heavy lifting” being done by junior leaders at the small-unit level. Much has been done relative to the development of innovative training practices, with technology helping to bring a greater degree of realism to the training environment. It is now imperative that equal intensity be oriented on the development of practices that help those who have sacrificed MUCH for our country, as they work toward recovery or transition into the civilian sector. Many service members have suffered life-altering injuries, while many others continue to struggle with combat stress injuries or illnesses. It is safe to say that combat cohesion is at levels not seen since WWII, as MANY individuals have undergone repeated combat deployments. Combat cohesion, therefore, can be leveraged for VERY positive results; however, if not leveraged, the loss of combat cohesion often leads to serious, negative consequences.Practices and tools that have prepared individuals and units for combat, likewise, offer means for recovery and transition; the imperative is OUR responsibility to tackle.
Part 2 of the iFest Presentation by Beverly Park Woolf. This presentation describes intelligent tutoring systems that encode a deep understanding of the domain, tutoring strategies and knowledge of learners. Such systems tailor instruction for individual users and provide adaptive and individualized responses. Machine learning is used to individualize problems and hints, user models to reason about a learner’s state and traits, planning mechanisms to decide among tutoring strategies, and animated agents to support and guide learners.
Part 1 of the iFest Presentation by Beverly Park Woolf. This presentation describes intelligent tutoring systems that encode a deep understanding of the domain, tutoring strategies and knowledge of learners. Such systems tailor instruction for individual users and provide adaptive and individualized responses. Machine learning is used to individualize problems and hints, user models to reason about a learner’s state and traits, planning mechanisms to decide among tutoring strategies, and animated agents to support and guide learners.
A key contributor to the increasingly complex environment in which we live is the rapid pace of emerging technological innovation of the new technologies provides unique strengths and instructional value. ADL is in the process of conducting preliminary research and prototype development that facilitates learning using emerging technologies. Components of this preliminary research include data models and Web Service APIs that support tracking from virtual worlds, social networking, games and legacy content.
3D Importation to OpenSim and Second Life as presented by Jeffrey Mills during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
Unity Game Engine integrated with SCORM as presented by Jonathan Poltrack and Rob Chadwick during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
3D Repository Overview and Update as presented by Rob Chadwick and Austin Montoya during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“Can Acquiring Structured Data Improve a Learning Content Development Environment?” as presented by Wayne Gafford during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“The Bridge Project: Open Source Transformation from S1000D™ to SCORM®” as presented by Wayne Gafford and Tyler Shumaker during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“ADL: Preliminary Systems and Content Integration Research within the Next Generation Learning Environment” as presented by Thomas Archibald and Jonathan Poltrack during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“Supporting the Next Generation Learner” as presented by Shane Gallagher at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012.
“Open Learner Models” as presented by Dr. Elaine Raybourn during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“Exploring e-Portfolios and Independent Open Learner Models: Towards Army Learning Concept 2015″ as presented by Dr. Elaine Raybourn and Damon Regan during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“Transmedia Principles” as presented by Dr. Elaine Raybourn and Jennie Bottone during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
“Supporting the Next Generation Learner” as presented by Dr. Shane Gallagher during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
Presentation by Damon Regan and Robert Chadwick on the 3D Repository at I/ITSEC 2011.
Presentation by Damon Regan at the ADL booth during I/ITSEC 2011.
Presentation by Paul Jesukiewicz and Dr. Daniel Rehak on the Learning Registry at I/ITSEC 2011.
From eLearning to mLearning: The Effectiveness of Mobile Course Delivery as presented Jason Haag during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
ADL Mobile Learning Resources as presented by Judy Brown and Jason Haag during I/ITSEC, November 2011.
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iFest Presentation by Ms. Judy Brown and Mr. Jason Haag – As an applied research experiment, ADL converted the “Trafficking in Persons Awareness” compliance course from eLearning to mobile delivery and learned many lessons to share in the process. In addition to the complete conversion of TIP for delivery to mobile browsers, outside experts recreated one of the six modules using a variety of mLearning tools and approaches. These variations showcased alternatives in user interface design, delivery, and granularity of the original training content.
iFest 2011 Presentation by a panel consisting of Ms. Judy Brown, Mr. Jason Haag, Ms. Rebecca Clark, and Ms. Erin Gibbens – Mobile is the buzz word these days, but what does it really mean? Is is about reducing courses for delivery on small screens or e-Learning Lite? The panelists don’t think so and will share examples from performance support, job aids, reach back, spaced learning, podcasts, study aids, coaching and more. Come for a lively discussion about the opportunities to improve learning using common mobile devices.
The potential of Future Mobile Learning as presented by Judy Brown during I/ITSEC on 28 November 2011.
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This is an interactive show on the topic of Acquisition Considerations for ADL Systems and Content.
The .pdf (in slide format) presentation on Acquisition Considerations for ADL Systems and Content
ADL Mobile Learning from February 2011. Hosted on Slideshare
Powerpoint slide shot of from ADL at I/ITSEC 2010 entitled “ADL 3D Repository: A Platform for Sharing 3D Models”
Presentation given to the ADL Registry User Group (RUG) in July 2009 on the ADL Registry, CORDRA, etc.