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ADL is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Learning App Challenge. The winning Apps were officially announced on Thursday, 18 July during the Interagency Mobile Learning Webinar Series.

Winner of the Best Academic App award was the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training. METIL's Combat Lifesaver App provides an innovative approach to learning medical procedures by leveraging spacing algorithm-based self-assessment. Innovations METIL Lab Lead, Dr. David Metcalf, and Research Associate Dr. David Rogers of UCF/IST's METIL Lab accepted the award along with their government sponsor, Science and Technology Manager with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) Simulation and Training Technology Center, Dr. Christine Allen.

Winner of the Best Industry App award was Float Mobile Learning. Its Tappestry App provides an innovative way to track social and informal learning opportunities by using the Experience API. Chad Udell, Managing Director of Float Mobile Learning, accepted the award.

Winner of the Best Government App award was The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC's Solve the Outbreak App provides an innovative way to help educate the public about actual disease outbreaks. Team Lead with the CDC's Office of the Associate Director for Communications (OADC) Division of Public Affairs (DPA), Digital Media Branch (DMB), Alex Casanova, accepted the award.

The winners from each category took a few minutes to describe their App to the webinar attendees.

ADL thanks all those who submitted Apps to the 2013 Learning App Challenge.

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