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

9 November 2018

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.

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What Does the ADL Initiative Have Planned for I/ITSEC?

6 November 2018

The ADL Initiative will be attending the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), scheduled for November 26-30 in Orlando, Florida. We're presenting papers, tutorials, hosting special events, and meeting with attendees at the booth space (#2471), which we’re sharing with NATO.

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

1 November 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.

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2018 Learning! 100 Award

24 September 2018

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

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Principal Investigator Meeting 2018 Highlights

15 May 2018

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

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ADL Integration into VIKING 18

20 April 2018

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

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Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting

30 March 2018

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

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

8 February 2018

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.

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ADL Initiative 2017 Year-End Review

26 January 2018

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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Welcome Sweden

12 January 2018

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

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xAPI Research & Future Requirements

25 July 2017

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

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Webinar: Privacy for the Total Learning Architecture (TLA)

6 June 2017

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.

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xAPI: A Year In Review

27 December 2016

Every day the community and buzz around the Experience API continues to grow larger, stronger, and for good reasons.

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ADL Initiative at the Government Learning Technology Symposium

20 December 2016

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.

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ADL Initiative’s Top 4 highlights from I/ITSEC 2016

16 December 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.

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A Serious Games Profile for xAPI

9 December 2016

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

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LRS Test Suite Candidate Release

30 November 2016

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

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ADL Initiative Focuses on Outreach to DoD and other Federal Agencies

28 November 2016

Many high-quality science and technology prototypes fail to transition into real-world use, instead falling into the research-practice gap.

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Help Shape xAPI Certification Research

14 November 2016

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

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U.S. Hosts NATO Training Group IT&ED Autumn 2016 Meeting

17 October 2016

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.

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ADL Experience API (xAPI) and IMS Caliper Discovery Review 2

30 September 2016

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.

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xAPI Version 1.0.3 Released

21 September 2016

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

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ADL Initiative Accelerates xAPI Conformance Testing and Software Certification

10 August 2016

Over the past year, efforts around developing conformance requirements for the Experience API (xAPI) have been on hold.

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ADL Experience API (xAPI) and IMS Caliper Discovery Review

25 July 2016

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.

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Implementing SGIQ-based Assessments in Virtual Environments

26 May 2016

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.

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ADL Initiative’s Principal Investigator’s Meeting: A Collaborative Success

11 May 2016

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative hosted a Principal Investigator`s meeting on 5-6 April at its Alexandria office.

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xAPI Learning Record Store Test Suite and Adopter Registry Released

6 April 2016

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

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xAPI Profiles Working Group Kickoff Meeting Announcement

12 March 2016

In 2016, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to Experience API (xAPI) conformance requirements and certification.

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xAPI Vocabulary Companion Specification Announced

2 March 2016

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.

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SCORM® + xAPI Roadmap Release and Resources

17 February 2016

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.

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Driving LS&T Implementation through Collaboration

2 February 2016

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

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Using xAPI? Need Help Choosing an LRS?

28 January 2016

The Experience API is an open source specification that allows you to track any experience (i.e., formal, informal, or operational).

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An Update to the VW Sandbox

26 January 2016

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

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Developing our Next Generation Learners at Otronicon

25 January 2016

The Orlando Science Center hosts an event called Otronicon

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Web Hooks for ADL’s Open Source LRS

14 January 2016

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.

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An Update On xAPI Design Cohorts

12 January 2016

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

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cmi5 and the xAPI SCORM® Profile

8 January 2016

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.

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ADL Initiative Shines Bright at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando

10 December 2015

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

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ADL Initiative Welcomes New Director: Dr. Sae Schatz

22 July 2015

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.

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ADL Initiative Honored at Enterprise Learning! Conference

22 June 2015

Jonathan Poltrack accepted the Learning! 100 Award for Area of Excellence: Collaboration on behalf of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative

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CMI-5 Sandstone Pre-Release Working Group

25 March 2015

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.

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

13 January 2015

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.

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Summary from I/ITSEC xAPI PlugFest 2014

27 December 2014

I should say up front, that I had never heard of I/ITSEC prior to starting to work for ADL Initiative.

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ADL Initiative Announces 2014 Learning App Challenge Winners!

2 October 2014

Earlier this year, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative announced the opening of the submissions period for the 2014 Learning App Challenge (LAC).

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SCORM® and Experience API Roadmap

30 September 2014

A lot of the ADL buzz of the last couple years has been around the Experience API (xAPI). While there is a lot to be excited about, making process, infrastructure, and cultural changes takes time and stability.

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New Zealand Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network

18 August 2014

It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes New Zealand as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.

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Resources available from June 2014 xAPI Workshop & Bootcamp in Orlando

8 July 2014

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.

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Serbia Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network

3 April 2014

It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes the country of Serbia as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.

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Report on Game Developers Conference 2014

2 April 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

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xAPI development plans for 2014

14 January 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.

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Building Web Applications that use the Learning Registry (LR)

13 December 2013

The Learning Registry contains thousands of metadata and paradata records describing educational resources available on the Internet.

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Augmented Reality (AR) and Mobile Learning

9 December 2013

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

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

4 October 2013

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

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Experience API (xAPI) version 1.0.1 released

2 October 2013

The work on the xAPI has continued since Version 1.0.0 was released in April 2013.

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ADL Initiative Publishes Mobile Learning Survey Report

23 September 2013

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

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ADL Initiative Receives Learning! 100 Award

5 September 2013

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

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Re-Usability Support System for eLearning (RUSSEL)

6 November 2012

The Re-Usability Support System for eLearning (RUSSEL) is an open-source software project to manage and repurpose courses, documents and multimedia assets.

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ADL Initiative and AICC Collaborate on the Experience API

31 October 2012

The Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate

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Poland welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab network

25 September 2012

It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes the country of Poland as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Lab network.

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A Socratic Method Learning Experience

7 February 2012

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.

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What Should I Track in My Learning Experiences to Build Learning Analytics?

30 January 2012

Facebook`s new `Graph Search` technology allows queries into the `Social Graph` such as, `Which of my friends like road biking, live in Pittsburgh, and like `Bianchi` (a bicycle brand with a loyal following)?`

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