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MADLx: Setting Foundations to Measure ROI - UX Exercise Memo: DI-MGMT-80227 Bold Quest 20.2

2021; Presnall, B.

The Coalition Capability Demonstration and Assessment series, known as Bold Quest, fosters Joint and Coalition resource pooling, collaborative data collection, and data analysis to inform capability development on a Joint and Coalition scale. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative’s Maturing ADL in Exercises (MADLx) project participated in Bold Quest 20.2 held in October 2020 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise sponsor, Joint Chiefs of Staff J-6, agreed to allow participants to receive pre-event online training focused on the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), a suite of software to provide geospatial information for warfighter collaboration. After the exercise, participant performance data was shared with the MADLx team for analysis. This report provides the results and findings and includes impacts on exercise performance due to COVID-19 pandemic circumstances. It assesses the usability and user experience (UX) of the ADL offerings in the exercise and identifies specific, actionable recommendations for enhancing ease-of-access, usability, UX, and associated learner motivation of ADL participants.

Contract: HQ0034-19-C-0027

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