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.

The partnership will enable the sharing of experiences in implementing innovative e-learning solutions as well as providing unique opportunities to learn about the latest research and events shaping e-learning.



The ACT Partnership Center’s mission is to assist NATO in developing its e-learning capability.

This is being achieved by supporting NATO and partner nations in raising educational standards and supporting institutions in their transition to knowledge-based organizations.

The ACT Partnership Center conducts applied research in the field of e-learning for the benefit of all. It also serves to raise awareness in the use of education and training technologies to support learning in its many forms.



Paul Thurkettle is a British NATO civilian working at one of the two NATO strategic commands, ACT based in Norfolk, Virginia.

His 23-year NATO career and 12-year Royal Air Force service has covered telecommunications, command and control systems, technology, and training.

Now in his role as the lead for NATO in adopting technology for education and training, he is introducing e-learning into NATO, covering all aspects of this field from serious games to mobile learning. Paul lives in Hampton, Virginia with his two children and boat collection.



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