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ADL Initiative 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. Fortunately, this is rapidly changing. We at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative are very excited to announce two awards related to developing conformance requirements.



A Serious Games Profile for xAPI

ADL Initiative recently collaborated with researchers from the e-learning group, Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence).



ADL Initiative 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



ADL Initiative 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).



ADL Initiative 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 Initiative 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.



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.



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.



ADL Initiative 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



ADL Initiative Publishes Mobile Learning Survey Report

ADL Initiative`s mobile learning survey report is now available!



ADL Initiative Receives Learning! 100 Award

ADL Initiative was honored at the 2013 Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo where it received a Learning! 100 Award



ADL Initiative Publishes MoTIF Needs Assessment Report

ADL Initiative`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



ADL Initiative 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 Initiative Shines Bright at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando

ADL Initiative is returning from a busy and very successful week at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL. Buzz was all around ADL Initiative as Dr. Sae Schatz kicked off the week



ADL Initiative’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.



ADL Initiative’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.



An Update On xAPI Design Cohorts

ADL Initiative has run Experience API (xAPI) Design Cohorts for the past three years.



An Update to the VW Sandbox

The Virtual World (VW) Sandbox allows users to collaborate on developing, designing, and playing simulations.



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



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.



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.



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.



Cognitive Task Analysis: Analyzing the Cognition of Portal 2 Gameplay and Design

As we wrote about in our last blog post, ADL Initiative`s Next-Generation Learner Team has been performing a cognitive task analysis (CTA) on the gameplay and design of Portal 2



Developing our Next Generation Learners at Otronicon

The Orlando Science Center hosts an event called Otronicon



Driving LS&T Implementation through Collaboration

Collaboration is the key to everything the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative does.



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.



DoD Moves on from Adobe® Flash®

The Department of Defense (DoD) uses Adobe® Flash in thousands of its e-learning courses—but that’s about to change. In 2020, Adobe® will sunset this product in response to growing criticism of its security flaws.



From ADL Team Member Craig Wiggins: xAPI Design Cohort, Season 3 Kickoff

I think I can speak for all of ADL Initiative 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.



Schatz, Vogel-Walcutt Discuss the Future Learning Ecosystem at NPS

In November, Drs. Sae Schatz and J.J. Vogel-Walcutt addressed Navy Post Graduate School students, faculty, and staff at the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) Forum on the importance of developing a learning architecture.



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.



Help Shape xAPI Certification Research

In 2016, the ADL Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to xAPI conformance testing.



Saxberg, Drummond, and Other Experts Discuss the Future Learning Ecosystem at iFEST 2018

Over 280 attendees, from the public and private sectors, participated in the three-day Federal e-Learning Science and Technology symposium focused on innovation, instruction and implementation (iFEST) this 27-29 August in Alexandria, Virginia.



iFEST 2018 Gallery

iFEST 2018 Gallery



iFEST 2019

iFEST 2019



iFEST 2018

iFEST 2018



IITSEC 2018 Gallery

IITSEC 2018 Gallery



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 Initiative.



Ready, Set, Disrupt – The ADL Initiative Presents Papers, Tutorials, Special Events at I/ITSEC

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) officially kicked-off on 27 November, with its 2018 theme: “Launching Innovation in Learning:  Ready, Set, Disrupt.” As the name implies, this year’s event witnessed a notable shift from previous years, with more emphasis placed on learning science, learning analytics, and calls for innovation across the defense training and education enterprise.



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 for the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning introducing the usage of Serious Gaming Interactive Questions (SGIQ) in virtual environments.



2018 Learning! 100 Award

The eighth annual eLearning 100 Awards ceremony honors top global learning organizations for innovation, collaboration, and performance.



LRS Test Suite Candidate Release

ADL Initiative is pleased to announce the candidate release of the _Experience API (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS) Test Suite.



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.



Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Ecosystem

The ADL Initiative recently released “Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem”. This open-access publication examines the shift needed to our systems and society to enable lifelong, experiential, interconnected learning journeys. The book outlines the vision for a learning ecosystem that spans technology, learning science, policy, and organizational factors.



xAPI Version 1.0.3 Released

You can find the newest version of the specification here on GitHub.



So What Is PeBL And Why Is The Marine Corps So Interested In It?

The Personalized eBook for Learning (PeBL) project is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract aimed at advancing one of our top-level goals: Distributed Learning (DL) Modernization.



Principal Investigator Meeting 2018 Highlights

The ADL Initiative hosted its annual Principal Investigator Meeting comprised of 70+ participants, including Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) project performers and relevant government stakeholders.



Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting

The ADL Initiative will host its annual Principal Investigator (PI) meeting for its R&D performers and interested government stakeholders.



PI Meeting 2019 Gallery

Gallery of images taken from the 2019 PI Meeting





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.



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.



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





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.



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. Changing to a new technology like the Experience API (xAPI) can be cost prohibitive for such organizations. It is not feasible to abandon their current training architecture in favor of a new technology.



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.



TLA Demonstration 2018

TLA Demonstration 2018



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.



The ADL Initiative Successfully Completes FY18 TLA Developmental Testing with SWEG(A)

The Special Warfare Education Group (Airborne) (SWEG(A)) hosted the ADL Initiative's 2018 Total Learning Architecture (TLA) Test and Demonstration event at their facility in Fort Bragg, NC, 14–17 August 2018. This event marked the second empirical trial of a TLA prototype, and it provided ADL Initiative researchers with the opportunity to observe its operation under semi-realistic, ecological conditions.



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).



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



ADL Integration into VIKING 18

VIKING 18 exercise organizers built Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) capabilities into their multinational collective training event.





Webinar: Privacy for the Total Learning Architecture (TLA)

The Total Learning Architecture (TLA) is envisioned to rely on ubiquitous data collection and advanced user modeling techniques to provide users with personalized and pervasive learning interventions. However, with so much personal data and learning material sharing, the psychology of the learner can be negatively affected by these far-reaching data collection practices.



ADL Initiative Technical Webinar Series: xAPI

ADL Initiative Technical Webinar Series



Webinar: User-Tailored Privacy for TLA (Parts I & II)

This two-part webinar series discusses one particular human-centric solution to reduce users' privacy concerns: User-Tailored Privacy.



Welcome Sweden

The ADL Initiative would like to welcome our Swedish partners to the ADL Global Partnership Network.



xAPI development plans for 2014

With 2014 rung in and winter break at an end, we at ADL Initiative 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.





xAPI Research & Future Requirements

During the past year, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to Experience API (xAPI) conformance requirements and certification.



xAPI Learning Record Store Test Suite and Adopter Registry Released

ADL Initiative recently collaborated with researchers from the e-learning group, Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence).



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 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.



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 Initiative 2017 Year-End Review

The end of the year is a time to reflect on achievements and to set new goals for the coming year. The ADL Initiative has many reasons to celebrate its 2017 accomplishments and to expect ongoing success in 2018.



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ADL releases Experience API version 0.95 specification

ADL releases Experience API version 0.95 specification



An Open Source Success Story – A Community-Developed Specification

An Open Source Success Story – A Community-Developed Specification



Can playing video games improve cognition and adaptability?

Can playing video games improve cognition and adaptability?



Congratulations to our 2013 Learning App Challenge winners!

Congratulations to our 2013 Learning App Challenge winners!



Experience API Version 1.0.0 Released!

Experience API Version 1.0.0 Released!



Experience API Version 1.0 Now Available for Public Comment

Experience API Version 1.0 Now Available for Public Comment



For mobile learning, E = mc2

For mobile learning, E = mc2



From ADL Team Member… Jeff Mills: Advanced Techniques in Avatar and 3D asset creation for Open Simulator and Second Life

From ADL Team Member… Jeff Mills: Advanced Techniques in Avatar and 3D asset creation for Open Simulator and Second Life



Interview with the xAPI Spec Group Organizer

Interview with the xAPI Spec Group Organizer



Mobile eLearning is not mobile learning

Mobile eLearning is not mobile learning



Mobile Learning + ADL’s Experience API

Mobile Learning + ADL’s Experience API



Mobile Learning for Training and Performance Support

Mobile Learning for Training and Performance Support



The cognition of gameplay

The cognition of gameplay



The Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP)

The Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP)



The Road Ahead for Experience API

The Road Ahead for Experience API



The Road to the Experience API V1.0 release

The Road to the Experience API V1.0 release



xAPI Design is Our Next Big Thing

xAPI Design is Our Next Big Thing



DoDI 1322.26 Reference - SCORM®

This guide is the official SCORM® reference and support resource for Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.26. This reference contains the most recent technical information available and will be updated as ADL and the DADLAC identify new information or recommend changes to standards, specifications, conformance, testing, acquisition, and other distributed learning topic areas. Readers are encouraged to visit this reference frequently for the latest available technical information and guidelines.



DoDI 1322.26 Reference - xAPI

This guide is the official xAPI reference and support resource for Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.26. This reference contains the most recent technical information available and will be updated as ADL Initiative and the DADLAC identify new information or recommend changes to standards, specifications, conformance, testing, acquisition, and other distributed learning topic areas. Readers are encouraged to visit this reference frequently for the latest available technical information and guidelines.



Formal Authorities

The concept of advanced distributed learning simultaneously matured in several different Defense offices and Federal programs throughout the mid-1990s. To integrate these disparate, burgeoning efforts, the DoD established the ADL Initiative. Over time, the DoD as well as the White House and Congress, assigned additional formal responsibilities and authorities to the program.



Awards

List of awards won by the ADL Initiative.



History

The ADL Initiative traces its antecedents to the early-1990s, when Congress authorized and appropriated funds for the National Guard to build prototype electronic classrooms and learning networks to increase personnel’s access to learning opportunities. By the mid-1990s, the DoD realized the need for a more coordinated approach, and the 1996 Quadrennial Defense Review formalized this by directing development of a Department-wide strategy for modernizing technology-based education and training...



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Stakeholders

Since its inception, the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative has emphasized collaboration. The two primary program offices–-in Alexandria, Virginia and Orlando, Florida—were originally named “Collaboration Laboratories” (or Co-Labs, for short) to emphasize this cooperation.



About

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a Government program reporting to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training (DASD(FE&T)), under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness (ASD(R)).



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Contact

Collaboration begins with conversation. Start the dialogue here if you would like to contribute, or if you would like more information.



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Home

Home page of the ADL Initiative website.



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Coalition

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Defense ADL Advisory Committee (DADLAC)

The DADLAC members often participate in group discussions and activities that aim to improve DoD policy and integration. Top: A DADLAC member participates in a 5-Year Roadmap activity. Bottom: A group of DADLAC members having an open discussion surrounding policy.



The ADL Global Partnership Network

The ADL Global Partnership Network is a collection of government organizations and academic institutions working together to implement more effective, efficient, and interoperable technology-based learning...



Partners

The ADL Initiative stakeholders include the US Defense and security sector, Federal government, coalition military partners, and other distributed learning professionals from industry, professional societies, and academic institutions.



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DoD Instruction 1322.26

The DoDI 1322.26 establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, prescribes procedures, and establishes information requirements for developing, managing, providing, and evaluating distributed learning for DoD military and civilian personnel, addresses emerging learning science and technology concepts and challenges and implements policies related to education and training, and authorizes the recording, analysis, portability, and management of learning experience data.



DoDI 1322.26 Fungible References

This DoD Instruction also formally assigns responsibility to the ADL Initiative and DADLAC for maintaining the Instruction’s “fungible references.”



Related Policies

In addition to DoDI 1322.26 and STANAG 2591, the ADL Initiative contributes to and follows several other DoD policies.



NATO STANAG 2591

NATO STANAG (North Atlantic Treaty Organization Standardization Agreement) 2591 (Advanced Distributed Learning) was developed by the NATO Training Group to ensure NATO and nations develop courses which are interoperable and can be shared easily between learning management systems.



Policy

The ADL Initiative is a leader in distributed learning policy and technical guidelines. The ADL Initiative provides policy support surrounding the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.26 (“Distributed Learning”), identifies unifying needs and strategies across the distributed learning community, and creates best practices for other agencies to follow.



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Research & Development

The ADL Initiative is a research and development-based organization with a commitment to advancing learning for the Federal government, defense partners, scholarly research community, and the learning industry as a whole. The advancement of learning is primarily performed through government-owned projects and external vendor-executed projects that the ADL Initiative oversees.





Projects

The ADL Initiative strives to develop the next-generation of distributed learning science techniques and technologies via research, development, and collaboration. A sample of the ADL Initiative’s R&D projects is listed below, with similar projects grouped into portfolio areas (although, in practice, these areas often overlap and interconnect!). All projects are carried out by the ADL Initiative staff, external vendors, and/or scientists and engineers from Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).



Working Groups

The ADL Initiative supports working groups to advance the state of distributed learning specifications and standards for the DoD, whole of government, and others who are a part of the ADL Community. Working groups are collections of problem solvers, also called communities of practice (COPs), and form coalitions around specific problems or topic areas that standards can help solve.



Webinars

ADL Initiative Webinars



Events

List of upcoming events that ADL Initiative is involved in.



Photo Gallery

List of photo gallery pages containing photos from past ADL Initiative events



Publications

The ADL Initiative is an active participant in research and academia. Here you will find a full library of conference papers, conference abstracts, conference PPTs, books, journal articles, and technical reports composed by partners, collaborators, and ADL Initiative team members.



Video Gallery

The ADL Initiative creates and shares videos that include technical webinars, featured videos from events, speaking engagements, and other useful tools.



Resources

List of ADL Initiative news articles that have been published over the years.



The Future Learning Ecosystem

This video—named Out-Learn, Out-Think, Win—tells a story about how Defense personnel may learn in the future, using complex interconnected network-based technologies. One of the main characters in the film isn’t even human—it’s the distributed learning network. The filmmakers, from Purple Tornado, created a graphic user interface (GUI) to help show how the human characters interact with that system.





PI Meeting 2019 Video

This year’s annual ADL Initiative Principal Investigator meeting was held 2-3 April at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting, ADL team members, R&D project principle investigators and government representatives came together to learn about new and on-going projects, and collaborate on building the future learning ecosystem together.



Privacy by Design

A Total Learning Architecture (TLA) tutorial that explores user-tailored privacy and privacy by design.



User Tailored Privacy for TLA (Part 1 of 2)

ADL Initiative Technical Webinar. Speaker: Bart Knijnenburg, Assistant Professor - Clemson University. The first part of this series covers the general topic of User-Tailored Privacy, covering the motivation for implementing User-Tailored Privacy, its definition, theoretical background, and basic components of “measure”, “model”, and “adapt”.



User Tailored Privacy for TLA (Part 2 of 2)

ADL Initiative Technical Webinar. Speaker: Bart Knijnenburg, Assistant Professor - Clemson University. The second part of this series covers how User-Tailored Privacy specifically relates to the Total Learning Architecture and other learning systems.





xAPI How To Working with the Vocabulary Server and Creating Profiles

Have you been asked to implement xAPI in your community? Is it your job to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline)? Or maybe you're a seasoned professional interested in advancing the state of tracked data across communities. If you're involved in the quantifiable, sharable, and trackable - the ADL Initiative has a webinar for people like you!



ADL Initiative Alexandria

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ADL Initiative Alexandria

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Finland

The FDF Shared Services Centre’s Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit is located close to Helsinki in Taistelukoulu Garrison in Tuusula, Finland. Unit´s one sector, the Finland ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2016 and works in collaboration with Learning Environment Services (ADL)...



Arizona State University

The Arizona State University (ASU) ADL Partnership Lab is located in the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning (ISTL), Tempe, Arizona. The lab networks to faculty and students from a number of units around ASU interested in advancing learning and human performance support...



Korea

Located in Seoul, Korea, the Korea ADL Partnership Center (KAP) was founded in 2007 by an agreement between the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). This partnership enhanced the previous relationship between OSD and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE)...



Canada

The Canada ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2003 and is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is housed in Learning Technologies and Learning Concepts and Experimentation at the Canadian Defence Academy. The ADL Partnership Center is a Canadian resource with a mandate to support Individual Training and Education, and Professional Development activities for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Forces...



NATO ACT

Allied Command Transformation became one of the ADL’s Partnership Centers in November 2010. This represents a collaborative effort between NATO and the ADL Partnership Centers, which are comprised of military, government, industry, and academic professionals who share a common interest in e-learning, and are committed to working with emerging technologies to develop, support, and deliver state-of-the-art online education...



New Zealand

Formed in 2014, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) ADL Partnership Center is part of the New Zealand Defence College (NZDC) and is located at Devonport Naval Base, Auckland, New Zealand. The Partnership Center is a collective project between ADL and the New Zealand Defence Force. Within NZDC, the unit goes by the name of Training Technology (TT)...



Latin America and Caribbean Regions

The Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE) was founded in 1956 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...



The Netherlands

The Netherlands Defense Force ADL Partnership Center was established in 2018, initiated by the Operational Readiness Department in The Hague in close collaboration with the Joint IT Command in Utrecht. Both organizations strive to effectively give command to organize operational readiness and IT support respectively...



Poland

The Poland ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2012, and is part of the War Studies University located in Warsaw (district: Rembertow), Poland. The Partnership Center is a collaborative project between ADL and the Polish Ministry of National Defence...



Norway

The Norway ADL Partnership Center, formed in 2008, is part of the Norwegian Defense University College (NoDUC) /ADL section and is located at the Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway. Since 2018, the NoDUC consists of the Institute of Military Operations (IMO), Institute of Defense Studies (IDS), Army War College, Airforce Military Academy, Naval Military Academy, Defense Engineer College, and the Defense Junior Officers Training School...



Romania

The Romania ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2009 and is located in Bucharest, Romania. It is sponsored by the “Carol I” National Defence University of the Ministry of National Defense of Romania, and the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation...



Serbia

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia established the Center for Simulations and Distance Learning (CS&DL) in 2010 to help transform and reform the defense system into a contemporary one, capable of performing new tasks requiring international cooperation and missions abroad, and developing new ways of collaborating with the institutions and organizations in the civilian sector...



University of Memphis

The University of Memphis ADL Partnership Lab is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Researchers associated with the lab include faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS)...



United Kingdom

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom is part of Joint Forces Command. Its purpose is to develop the intellectual edge needed for success on operations and leadership in government. It delivers courses designed to unlock the cognitive skills of its students to expand their intellectual horizons and capacity...



Sweden

The Swedish Partnership Center, formed in 2017, is a part of the Military Academy located in Halmstad, Sweden. It is a resource with a mandate to promote and guide the implementation of ADL into education, individual training, and collective training in the Swedish Armed Forces. The team works closely together with both industry and the military units within the Armed Forces when building e-learning solutions based upon a strong pedagogical foundation...



University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin ADL Partnership Lab was founded in 2000 to serve as an independent node of the ADL Initiative operating inside of the University of Wisconsin-System. Since Spring 2010, the partnership lab has been housed within the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s division of Continuing Education Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL), where it performs work with both internal and external partners...



Keynote Address: 2016 NDIA Human Systems Conference

Dr. Sae Schatz to speak at the 2016 Human Systems Conference



WebCast: Modernizing Learning by Sae Schatz, Ph.D.

Significant technological progress combined with an increased understanding of human performance are changing how we approach learning and talent development. These advancements have helped us realize the promise of “anytime, anywhere” learning as well as learning personalized to individual needs. The ADL Initiative, a U.S. Government research program, has recently completed a multi-year study on the future of learning, and developed an implementation blueprint for connecting lifelong learning experiences across time, location, purpose, and context. This co-created plan responds to external demands, such as the pace of global change and increased need for technical expertise, and it simultaneously considers emerging capabilities, including advancements in AI and neuroscience. The resulting concept, referred to as the “future learning ecosystem,” promises to substantively change the way we learn, moving away from old models of disconnected, disjointed experiences to a connected continuum of lifelong learning, personalized, driven by data, and delivered across diverse locations, media, and periods of time. How do we harness this new power to modernize learning as we know it?In this webcast, we will discuss the rationale and influences driving this radical shift in learning from external demands, such as the pace of global change and increased need for technical expertise, to the promise offered by emerging capabilities, including advancements in AI and neuroscience. You will learn about the relevant strategic goals and corresponding case studies from business, academia, and government, and discuss specific steps needed in technology, learning science, policy, organizational dynamics, and other supporting structures to realize this vision. Finally, you will take away several practical actions to leverage these advancements to modernize your own learning and development systems—whether in the K-12, industry, academia, and/or government sectors. In summary, you will learn: - about future trends, learning science and technology trends, and change drivers - about recommendations for evolving talent development enterprises for the future - how to take a data-driven approach to learning and development - how to improve your own learning and development offerings using research-based recommendations



ADL’s Competency Community kickoff

ADL is ready to engage the community as we begin to incorporate the work of the many experts and organizations already involved in competency-based education and training.



ASU Colloquium Presentation, A Vision for Future Learning Technology and Science

Dr. Schatz will provide a presentation titled, A Vision for Future Learning Technology and Science, as part of ASU's Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning 2016 Colloquium Speaker Series.



Competency and Credentialing Webinar

ADL will be hosting its third Competency and Credentialing Community of Practice webinar on Tuesday, 13 September.



Competency and Credentialing Webinar

Jonathan Poltrack and Dr. Robby Robson will be speaking during a webinar sponsored by the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA), Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines on 13 October



Competency and Credentialing Webinar

ADL will be hosting its second Competency and Credentialing Community of Practice webinar on Thursday, 21 July.



Competency & Credentialing Webinar – Open Badges

ADL will be hosting its fourth Competency and Credentialing Community of Practice webinar on Thursday, 15 December



Competency Technical Working Group Meeting – CASS Assertion Processing

This Competency Technical Working Group Meeting is focused on the Competency and Skills System (CASS) assertion processing.



Competency Technical Working Group Meeting – CASS Install Jam

This Competency Technical Working Group Meeting is focused on installing the Competency and Skills System (CASS) reference implementation.



Competency Technical Working Group Meeting – CASS Profile Manager

This Competency Technical Working Group Meeting is focused on the Competency and Skills System (CASS) Profile Manager concept and reference implementation.



SXSWedu Presentation: Capture the Data of Experience

Craig Wiggins (ADL Community Manager) to present at SXSWedu



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I/ITSEC Tutorial by Dr. Sae Schatz

Elevate Your Instruction: Practical Tactics to Maximize Military Learning



I/ITSEC

ADL will be participating in the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) which is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference.



Virtual World Sandbox PlugFest Activity

Virtual World Sandbox PlugFest



I/ITSEC Paper Presentation by Dr. Sae Schatz

The Changing Face of Military Learning



I/ITSEC Paper Presentation by Dr. Shane Gallagher

Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems for Assessing Performance in Training Simulations



I/ITSEC Paper Presentation by Jonathan Poltrack

Opening Legacy Data Silos:Using Experience Data for Educational Impact



I/ITSEC Paper Presentation by Dr. Elaine Raybourn

Transmedia (Social) Learning in the Wild: DoD Skillbridge for Transitioning Service Members



I/ITSEC Paper Presentation by Jason Haag and Peter Berking

A Reference Model for Designing Mobile Learning and Performance Support



I/ITSEC Tutorial by Dr. Elaine Raybourn

Transmedia Learning in the Wild: Supporting Military Training Through Story-Driven Engagement



I/ITSEC

ADL will be participating in the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) which is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference.



ITEC Panel, Bi-lateral Agreements Facilitating Working Cooperatively

ADL's Director, Dr. Sae Schatz, and ADL's Norway Partnership Center Director, Commander Geir Isaksen, will participate in the panel, Bi-lateral Agreements Facilitating Working Cooperatively, which is chaired by Dr. Elaine Raybourn.



ITEC Panel, Innovations Beyond Traditional Training

Dr. Elaine Raybourn will be chairing the panel titled, Innovations Beyond Traditional Training.



ITEC Presentation, Next Generation Learning Ecosystems

Dr. Elaine Raybourn will provide a presentation titled, Next Generation Learning Ecosystems.



Learning Solutions Presentation: Choosing a Learning Record Store

Peter Berking (ADL Senior Instructional Designer) to present at Learning Solutions.



Look, no install! Hands On Web-Based Game Authoring Part 1

The Virtual World Sandbox lets you collaboratively author and deploy 2D/3D simulations and games via any internet connection—with absolutely no software installation required.



Look, no install! Hands On Web-Based Game Authoring Part 2

Participants will explore the Sandbox from a multi-user perspective, learn to author a 3D game environment from the Sandbox's open-source library, and leave with a new tool to continue game development from home or school.



MODSIM World Presentation, A Metaphor for Immersive Environments: Learning Experience Design Challenges and Opportunities

As part of the Training and Education Track at MODSIM World, Dr. Elaine Raybourn will present on her paper, A Metaphor for Immersive Environments: Learning Experience Design Challenges and Opportunities.



MODSIM World Special Event, Innovation in Action: Real Applications of Emerging Learning Science & Technology

Dr. Sae Schatz Moderator at MODSIM World - Innovation in Action: Real Applications of Emerging Learning Science and Technology



MODSIM World Special Event, The Simulation Century: Force of the Future

Dr. Sae Schatz Panelist at MODSIM World - The Simulation Century: Force of the Future



MODSIM World Workshop, Lifelong Learning

Dr. Sae Schatz to present at MODSIM World Lifelong Learning Workshop



NATO e-Learning Forum Keynote Address

Dr. Sae Schatz to provide keynote address on day 2 of conference



NATO e-Learning Forum xAPI Workshop

Jonathan Poltrack to lead xAPI Workshop



NORDEFCO ADL

ADL's Norway and Finland Partnership Centers are members of the Nordic Defense Cooperation and ...



NORDIC ADL Conference Keynote Presentation, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Military Learning

Dr. Sae Schatz will present a keynote address, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Military Learning, at the NORDIC ADL Conference in Tuulusa, Finland.



Quad Chart Submission Due

Quad Charts will provide relevant information related to proposed Research and Development.



SOF Education Conference Workshop, Ubiquitous, learner-centric, technology-enabled instruction

Dr. Schatz to lead workshop Ubiquitous, learner-centric, technology enabled instruction.



SOF Education Conference Presentation, The Changing Face of Military Learning

Dr. Schatz will co-present with Dr. David Fautua, Julian Stodd, and Emilie Reitz on their research paper titled ...



SXSW Presentation: Capture the Data Experience

Craig Wiggins (ADL Community Manager) to present at SXSW.



The Government Learning Technology Symposium

Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, this event provides a venue for us to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry.



Workshop: Hour of Code for Ages 6-12

The Hour of Code is an initiative to introduce computer science to kids through simple programming games.



Workshop: Hour of Code for Ages 6-12

The Hour of Code is an initiative to introduce computer science to kids through simple programming games.



Workshop: Hour of Code for Ages 6-12

The Hour of Code is an initiative to introduce computer science to kids through simple programming games.



xAPI and Caliper Discovery Review

ADL will be participating in the IMS Quarterly meeting from 15-18 August



xAPI Certification Research – Informal Meeting and Kickoff

DISC and ADL will kick off a research effort that will inform a Learning Record Store (LRS) software certification program.



xAPI Conformance Requirements Kickoff Webinar

ADL is hosting a kickoff webinar for a newly awarded project that will be performing research and development around xAPI conformance.



ADL Academy - Learning Science Community (ADL-A LSC)

The Advanced Distributed Learning Academy (ADL-A) is a continued effort to build a learning science community (LSC) that supports the future Personal Assistant for Learning (PAL) and the Total Learning Architecture (TLA)...



Competency & Skills System (CaSS)

The future learning ecosystem must support greatly enhanced assessment, recording, and reporting of performance through credible credentials. The idea of competencies represents performance across a wide array of knowledge, skills and attributes. This project focuses on the research, design, and development of services that enable competency frameworks to be leveraged within the Total Learning Architecture (TLA)...





ADL LRS

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



Data Analytics & Visualizations Efficiently (DAVE)

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions...



FLUENT

FLUENT provides an innovative research and development platform to build on, and mature, the Total Learning Architecture (TLA). FLUENT implements an adaptive recommendation system that evaluates xAPI statements within a Learning Record Store (LRS) to collect details about learning interactions across different sequences of learning events...



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Financial Readiness Personal Assistant for Learning (FR-PAL)(Sen$e)

The Financial Readiness Personal Assistant for Learning (FR-PAL) application provides military members and families with information, training, and education in support of financial readiness. FR-PAL provides content tailored to individuals' usage history and self-reported life events...



Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP)

The Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP) is a tool for stakeholders who are considering a mobile learning development project.



Learning Registry

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



Mobile Training Implementation Framework (MoTIF)

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



IHATS

The goal of the Integrating Human and Automated Tutoring (IHATS) project is to build models that predict which students will use human tutoring, when they will use human tutoring, and which human tutoring interactions will produce the greatest learning...





Open Social Learner Model (OSLM)

The Open Social Learner Model (OSLM) leverages the power of open social learning modeling and adaptive navigation support in the context of the envisioned Personal Assistant for Learning system. OSLM is designed to increase motivation and performance in students that use the system by providing them with access to the Mastery Grids user interface.



Personalized eBook for Learning (PeBL)

The PeBL project extends the functionality of eBooks, making them more interactive, adaptive, and capable of supporting social learning in connected, immersive, and personalized ways...



Perceptual Adaptive Learning Modules (PALMs)

Perceptual Adaptive Learning Modules (PALMs) is a rapid authoring tool that simplifies creating learning content by taking advantage of both perceptual and adaptive pedagogical methods. This authoring tool creates flash card applications that facilitates mastering a subject through pattern recognition...



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SAVE

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



Privacy Support for the Total Learning Architecture (PS4TLA)

The PS4TLA project investigates user-tailored privacy to support Total Learning Architecture (TLA) users' privacy decisions. The user-tailored privacy methodology accounts for the high variability and context-dependency of people's privacy decisions by creating a personalized, context-dependent model of users' privacy preferences, and then tailors users' privacy settings to these modeled preferences...



PERLS

The PERvasive Learning Systems (PERLS) is a mobile learning system that guides and mentors learners through learning and training recommendations from a self-regulated micro-learning model. PERLS emphasizes good user experience and interface design as the primary condition for adoption of digital and mobile learning and training systems...



Choosing Series

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



Total Learning Architecture (TLA) Assessment

Development of the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) includes a rigorous, independent efficiency and effectiveness assessment. This includes the draft specifications and associated reference implementation model, scoping test and demonstration events, developing and executing the research assessment plans, and reporting findings (as appropriate) in conferences, technical reports, and targeted academic journals...



Total Learning Architecture (TLA)

The TLA project is a research and development activity, sponsored by the ADL Initiative and conducted in collaboration with stakeholders from across the defense community, professional standards organizations, and commercial industry. The TLA project will result in a collection of specifications for accessing and making use of learning-related data.



xAPI Adopters

The ADL Initiative develops and assesses distributed learning prototypes that enable more effective, efficient, and affordable learner-centric solutions.



ADL xAPI Learning Record Provider Professional Certification (xAPI Conformance)

In partnership with Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC), this project aims to document the experience application programming interface (xAPI) and afford users better services and tools to further research and increase adoption...



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SCORM®

During the transition from computer-based training (CBT) on compact discs (CDs) to e-learning on the web, one of the major challenges with content delivery was interoperability of the content. In addition, the creation and technical development of the content were based on proprietary or unique technical approaches that often resulted in expensive solutions with a short shelf-life. In order to track a learner’s progress the content often had to be uniquely programmed to work in each specific delivery environment...



Adaptive Instructional Systems Working Group

Originally part of the US Army Research Laboratory's Center for Adaptive Instructional Sciences, <b>P2247.1</b> was re-established by IEEE in September 2018 with the new name Adaptive Instructional Systems. The purpose of the Adaptive Instructional Systems Working Group is to investigate the possible market need for standards across a group of technologies collectively known as Adaptive Instructional Systems (AIS)...



Flash® Deprecation Analysis of Alternatives Working Group

By the end of 2020, Adobe will no longer support its Flash Player and browser-based plug-in. Further, major Internet browsers are also deprecating their ability to run Adobe Flash content within their platforms.



Competency Data Standards Working Group

The IEEE 1484.20.1 standard (Reusable Competency Definition) provided a way to formally represent the key characteristics of a competency, independently of its use in any particular context. It enabled interoperability among learning systems that deal with competency information by providing a means for them to refer to common definitions with common meanings...



cmi5 xAPI Profile

cmi5 is a profile for using the xAPI specification with traditional learning management (LMS) systems. That is, the use case for which the cmi5 profile is specifically designed is one where the learner launches the learning content/activity from the LMS user interface...



Total Learning Architecture Working Group

By the end of 2020, Adobe will no longer support its Flash Player and browser-based plug-in. Further, major Internet browsers are also deprecating their ability to run Adobe Flash content within their platforms.



Learning Engineering

ICICLE is a 24-month activity running December 2017 to December 2019. It is part of the IEEE Standards Association's (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program focused on the emerging field of Learning Engineering. Participation in ICICLE is widespread and is comprised of leading organizations in industry, academia, and government...



Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC)

The IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) is chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board to develop internationally accredited technical standards, recommended practices, and guides for learning technology. This group meets to discuss, track progress, and promote specific IEEE specification development efforts...



SCORM® Specification Renewal

SCORM® Renew is an IEEE workgroup that will examine the renewal of expiring key SCORM® enabling standards. The first of these SCORM® standards to be examined for renewal are - 1484.11.3 Learning Technology-Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Binding for Data Model for Content Object Communication and 1484.12.3 Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Definition Language Binding for Learning Object Metadata...



Video xAPI Profile

This is a community interested in creating profiles of the xAPI to identify and standardize video interactions that can be tracked. This group has developed a video controlled verb vocabulary and a profile that can be used across multiple domains...



xAPI Adoption

xAPI is a specification that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has throughout his/her continuum of learning.



xAPI Standardization

P9274.1.1 is the IEEE name given to the working group whose purpose is to develop a standard to provide an interoperable means to store and retrieve learning experience data as required by modern, data-intensive learning technologies by advancing the Experience API (xAPI) specification to an IEEE standard...



xAPI Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The xAPI Technical Advisory Group is an open forum established by the IEEE for participating stakeholders to discuss all issues affecting the successful adoption of xAPI. This work is open to the public. Anyone can participate in these discussions and in the work...



Amanda Bond iFest Presentation

Amanda Bond's Presentation at iFest 2017



Avron Barr

Avron Barr's Presentation at iFest 2017



Angela Gotch iFest Presentation

Angela Gotch's Presentation at iFest 2017



Aaron Gauthier iFest Presentation

Aaron Gauthier's Presentation at iFest 2017



Andrew Hampton iFest Presentation

Andrew Hampton's Presentation at iFest 2017



Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson's at iFest 2017



Arianne Miller iFest Presentation

Arianne Miller's Presentation at iFest 2017



Aaron Schumacher iFest Presentation

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Aaron E. Silvers iFest Presentation

Aaron E. Silvers's Presentation at iFest 2017



Brian Moon iFest Presentation

Brian Moon's Presentation at iFest 2017



Chris Boring iFest Presentation

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Cathy Downes iFest Presentation

Cathy Downes's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dale Carpenter iFest Presentation

Dale Carpenter's Presentation at iFest 2017



CAPT David Herschel iFest Presentation

CAPT David Herschel's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dean Pianta Presentation

Dean Pianta's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dean Reed iFest Presentation

Dean Reed's Presentation at iFest 2017



Daniel Serfaty iFest Presentation

Daniel Serfaty's Presentation at iFest 2017



Duncan Welder iFest Presentation

Duncan Welder's Presentation at iFest 2017



Elliot Robson iFest Presentation

Elliot Robson's Presentation at iFest 2017



Elliot Robson iFest Presentation

Elliot Robson's Presentation at iFest 2017



Eric Shepherd iFest Presentation

Eric Shepherd's Presentation at iFest 2017



Robert “Gene” Cowherd iFest Presentation

Robert “Gene” Cowherd's Presentation at iFest 2017



CDR Henry Phillips iFest Presentation

CDR Henry Phillips' Presentation at iFest 2017





James Belanich

James Belanich's Presentation at iFest 2017



Jerome S. Bresee iFest Presentation

Jerome S. Bresee's Presentation at iFest 2017



Jason Haag iFest

Jason Haag's at iFest 2017



Jeanne Kitchens iFest Presentation

Jeanne Kitchens's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Jeremiah T. Folsom-Kovarik iFest Presentation

Dr. Jeremiah T. Folsom-Kovarik's Presentation at iFest 2017



James Lower iFest Presentation

James Lower's Presentation at iFest 2017



Joshua Marks iFest Presentation

Joshua Marks's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt

Dr. Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt's Presentation at iFest 2017



Jonathan Poltrack iFest Workshop

Jonathan Poltrack's Workshop at iFest 2017



Rear Admiral James A. Robb

Rear Admiral James A. Robb's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Keith R. Beurskens iFest Presentation

Dr. Keith R. Beurskens's Presentation at iFest 2017



Krista Ratwani iFest Presentation

Krista Ratwani's Presentation at iFest 2017



Kara L. Orvis, PhD iFest Presentation

Kara L. Orvis, PhD's Presentation at iFest 2017



Krista Ratwani iFest Presentation

Krista Ratwani's Presentation at iFest 2017



Kelly Schneider iFest Presentation

Kelly Schneider's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Kendy Vierling iFest Presentation

Dr. Kendy Vierling's Presentation at iFest 2017



Kim Peretti Industry Keynote

Kim Peretti's Keynote at iFest 2017



Linda Summerlin iFest Presentation

Linda Summerlin's Presentation at iFest 2017



Mike Rustici iFest Presentation

Mike Rustici's Presentation at iFest 2017



Michael D. Sessa

Michael D. Sessa's Presentation at iFest 2017



Mike Smith iFest Presentation

Mike Smith's Presentation at iFest 2017



Michael Freed iFest Presentation

Michael Freed's Presentation at iFest 2017



Nick Washburn iFest Presentation

Nick Washburn's Presentation at iFest 2017



Robert N. Hatton iFest Presentation

Robert N. Hatton's Presentation at iFest 2017



Robby Robson

Robby Robson's Presentation at iFest 2017



Stephen E. Fancsali, Ph.D. iFest Presentation

Stephen E. Fancsali, Ph.D.'s Presentation at iFest 2017



Rosalyn P. Scott, MD, MSHA

Rosalyn P. Scott, MD, MSHA's Presentation at iFest 2017



Scott Kozak

Scott Kozak's Presentation at iFest 2017



Scott Kozak

Scott Kozak's Presentation at iFest 2017



Scott Kozak

Scott Kozak's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Scott M. Martin iFest Presentation

Dr. Scott M. Martin's Presentation at iFest 2017



Shelly Blake-Plock & Margaret Roth iFest Presentation

Shelly Blake-Plock & Margaret Roth's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Sae Schatz

Dr. Sae Schatz's Presentation at iFest 2017



Tom Creighton iFest Workshop

Tom Creighton's Workshop at iFest 2017



Tim Martin iFest Presentation

Tim Martin's Presentation at iFest 2017



Major General Thomas Deale

Major General Thomas Deale's Keynote at iFest 2017



TJ Seabrooks iFest Presentation

TJ Seabrooks's Presentation at iFest 2017



TJ Seabrooks iFest Presentation

TJ Seabrooks's Presentation at iFest 2017



Wayne Gafford

Wayne Gafford's Presentation at iFest 2017



Dr. Wes Naylor iFest Presentation

Dr. Wes Naylor's Presentation at iFest 2017



Xiangen Hu, Ph.D. iFest Presentation

Xiangen Hu, Ph.D.'s Presentation at iFest 2017



Mobile Learning

The effective use of mobile technology brings us closer to personalized learning more than ever before, resulting in offering the right learning resources, training, and performance aids to the right person at the right time and place...



Experience xAPI

Broadly defined, the Experience API (xAPI) lets applications share data about human performance. More precisely, xAPI lets you capture (big) data on human performance, along with associated instructional content or performance context information...



SCORM® 2004 (3rd Edition)

Released in 2006, this version of SCORM® benefited from the lessons learned of the previous versions through support of the ADL community. SCORM® 2004 3rd Edition addresses the issues that were discovered in SCORM® 2004 2nd Edition and provided a stable version for content developers and distance learning product producers to confidently use.



SCORM® 1.2

The release of this version of the SCORM® introduced the concepts of content packaging and metadata. This version of SCORM® is considered stable, meaning that enough testing and adoption has taken place to establish confidence that applications based upon the model can be implemented and tested for conformance.



SCORM® 2004 (4th Edition)

After release of the 3rd Edition, new issues and feature requirements were reported by members of the ADL Community. Upon acting on that feedback and making significant improvements, ADL Initiative released SCORM® 2004 4th Edition in 2009.



SCORM® Acquisition Guidance

ADL Initiative has developed a course which explains special considerations about acquiring or procuring distributed learning systems and content that must conform with SCORM® and other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. It is targeted at acquisition and procurement personnel, program and project managers. Topics include: Acquisition Planning; The Components of SCORM®; SCORM® Conformance; Instructional Systems Design and SCORM®; and Project Management...



SCORM®: Certification, Conformance, and Adoption

Adoption of the SCORM® Specification increases the interoperability and reusability of systems and content. ADL Initiative supports SCORM® adoption on a variety of levels. The highest achievable level is that of SCORM® Certification, which is a verification of conformance by an independent 3rd party. Having this validation gives consumers of distributed learning content and systems confidence in using products that implement the SCORM® specification.



Mobile Design: mLearning Reference Model

Neglecting to consider Human-computer Interaction (HCI) and touch interaction behaviors when designing mLearning can actually lead to missed learning opportunities if users are subjected to poor interface and interaction design decisions. While high-quality content and instructional design are important, clean graphics and visual design help attract learners to interact with the interface and content...



Mobile Technology: Tactile Response

Mobile devices provide a context in which haptic interfaces are playing an increasingly important role. The emotional and social significance of touch for humans is deeply rooted in early human physiological and psychological development all the way through adulthood...



Mobile Design: mLearning Reference Model

This framework from the ADL Initiative used a Design-based Research (DBR) approach to generate (through the efforts of a community working group) an integrated master flowchart of processes, decisions, and considerations for the entire instructional design process, specifically including and highlighting elements that optimize it for mobile learning...



Mobile Technology: Form Factors

When a popular technology like mobile receives so much public attention, development teams often begin with focusing too narrowly on the technology itself, rather than the requirements or learning needs. Ideally, the learning outcome should be the primary driver for making design decisions...



Mobile Technology: Affordances

As a result of the excitement surrounding mLearning in recent years, many educators and instructional designers mistakenly ask, “where do I start in deciding which mobile technology to use?” Faced with the overwhelming array of choices, many start in an arbitrary way, selecting a popular technology that seems to be a fit for their need and find a way to make it work for them...



xAPI Architecture Overview

The xAPI was influenced by guidelines from the REST software architecture style. Consequently, the architecture of xAPI is based on Restful web-service APIs, JSON for its data format, and an abstract application interface for storing and retrieving the learning records...



xAPI Technical Specifications

The xAPI is both a learning-technology specification and a suite of web-service APIs that support a simple object-based model for describing, recording and accessing one’s experience or performance within a formal or informal learning activity. The specification is a definitive document authored specifically for individuals and organizations implementing the technology with the intent of developing tools, systems, and services that are independent of, but interoperable with, each other.



xAPI Background & History

In the 1990s the growth of the Internet and World Wide Web forced an evolution of computer-based training (CBT) in positive, but disruptive ways. Today’s disruptive technologies—such as mobile devices, social learning, and cloud computing—have stimulated a new market for ubiquitous learning and paved the way for the creation of the xAPI.



SCORM® 2004 (3rd Edition) Conformance Test Suite

A new version of the SCORM® 2004 3rd Edition Conformance Test Suite has been released to support the current version of Windows, Java 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.