ADL - Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

ADL - Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative improves learning and training through innovative The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative focuses on innovating the way we learn and train individuals in the military, industry and academia.

ADL conducts research and development efforts that are focused on principled learning sciences and technologies. It provides technical implementation guidance and develops open-source/government-owned standards and software. The ADL community is comprised of government, individuals, organizations, international partners, and industry providers/team members - all focused on innovating learning. ADL

ADL conducts research and development efforts that are focused on principled learning sciences and technologies. It provides technical implementation guidance and develops open-source/government-owned standards and software. The ADL community is comprised of government, individuals, organizations, international partners, and industry providers/team members - all focused on innovating learning. ADL

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iFEST 2021 focused on the growing imperative for education and training innovation needed to create a DoD-wide interoper...
10/01/2021

iFEST 2021 focused on the growing imperative for education and training innovation needed to create a DoD-wide interoperable learning ecosystem. Check out the recap article and video to see what over 525 participants learned from the virtual discussion. https://buff.ly/3A1YfHJ

iFEST 2021 focused on the growing imperative for education and training innovation needed to create a DoD-wide interoperable learning ecosystem. Check out the recap article and video to see what over 525 participants learned from the virtual discussion. https://buff.ly/3A1YfHJ

Are you trying to move from the SCORM world to xAPI and not sure how to get there? Join today's webinar featuring speake...
09/21/2021

Are you trying to move from the SCORM world to xAPI and not sure how to get there? Join today's webinar featuring speakers from Rustici Software in "Accelerating cmi5 Adoption: Exploring the Conformance Test Suites and Tools" at 1400 EDT (U.S.). https://buff.ly/3lJtNgr

Are you trying to move from the SCORM world to xAPI and not sure how to get there? Join today's webinar featuring speakers from Rustici Software in "Accelerating cmi5 Adoption: Exploring the Conformance Test Suites and Tools" at 1400 EDT (U.S.). https://buff.ly/3lJtNgr

“We believe our strategic advantage is our people. Ultimately, we trust our people. And we trust our people because of t...
09/20/2021

“We believe our strategic advantage is our people. Ultimately, we trust our people. And we trust our people because of the way we train and educate them and empower them to do things on a national level.”

View the iFEST content, including the War on the Rocks panel featuring Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, BG Charles T. Lombardo, and the Hon. Alan R. Shaffer on the iFEST platform through 1 October 2021. www.ADLiFEST.org

“We believe our strategic advantage is our people. Ultimately, we trust our people. And we trust our people because of the way we train and educate them and empower them to do things on a national level.”

View the iFEST content, including the War on the Rocks panel featuring Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, BG Charles T. Lombardo, and the Hon. Alan R. Shaffer on the iFEST platform through 1 October 2021. www.ADLiFEST.org

This is your reminder that #ADLiFEST content (including the recorded keynotes and panels) will still be available on the...
09/17/2021

This is your reminder that #ADLiFEST content (including the recorded keynotes and panels) will still be available on the event platform through 1 October. Hurry over to www.ADLiFEST.org to see the content that you might have missed!

This is your reminder that #ADLiFEST content (including the recorded keynotes and panels) will still be available on the event platform through 1 October. Hurry over to www.ADLiFEST.org to see the content that you might have missed!

Next week, join our NATO Standards for ADL in Exercises webinar. Our speaker, Dr. Aaron Presnall will have a panel of NA...
09/10/2021

Next week, join our NATO Standards for ADL in Exercises webinar. Our speaker, Dr. Aaron Presnall will have a panel of NATO members to discuss best practices for using e-learning to support personnel participating in collective exercises. Read more: https://buff.ly/3hkbtsA

Next week, join our NATO Standards for ADL in Exercises webinar. Our speaker, Dr. Aaron Presnall will have a panel of NATO members to discuss best practices for using e-learning to support personnel participating in collective exercises. Read more: https://buff.ly/3hkbtsA

The live/interactive parts of iFEST may be over but you can still view all the recorded content on the virtual platform ...
09/02/2021

The live/interactive parts of iFEST may be over but you can still view all the recorded content on the virtual platform through 1 October. iFEST registration to view this content is complimentary for Government Employees and Active Duty Military. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to learn more.

The live/interactive parts of iFEST may be over but you can still view all the recorded content on the virtual platform through 1 October. iFEST registration to view this content is complimentary for Government Employees and Active Duty Military. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to learn more.

Demos, product reviews, whiteboarding and more! The iFEST activities are underway and the presenters have a lot to show ...
09/02/2021

Demos, product reviews, whiteboarding and more! The iFEST activities are underway and the presenters have a lot to show and discuss with you. Thank you to the activity presenters for putting together these great opportunities for more focused conversations at #ADLiFEST.

Demos, product reviews, whiteboarding and more! The iFEST activities are underway and the presenters have a lot to show and discuss with you. Thank you to the activity presenters for putting together these great opportunities for more focused conversations at #ADLiFEST.

Congratulations to the iFEST 2021 People's Choice Award Winners!Best Design goes to "How to Keep Your Castle: Retrofitti...
09/01/2021

Congratulations to the iFEST 2021 People's Choice Award Winners!

Best Design goes to "How to Keep Your Castle: Retrofitting 'Brick and Mortar' Training" by Dr. Jill Wierzba, Alysson Hursey, and Kathryn Thompson from SAIC.

Best Narrative goes to "Evolution of eLearning Standards: Moving fromSCORM to xAPI-Where Does cmi5 Fit?" by George Vilches from Rustici Software.

Thank you to all who submitted posters for iFEST this year! The posters will be available to view on the iFEST virtual platform through 1 October. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to register and download them yourself!

Congratulations to the iFEST 2021 People's Choice Award Winners!

Best Design goes to "How to Keep Your Castle: Retrofitting 'Brick and Mortar' Training" by Dr. Jill Wierzba, Alysson Hursey, and Kathryn Thompson from SAIC.

Best Narrative goes to "Evolution of eLearning Standards: Moving fromSCORM to xAPI-Where Does cmi5 Fit?" by George Vilches from Rustici Software.

Thank you to all who submitted posters for iFEST this year! The posters will be available to view on the iFEST virtual platform through 1 October. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to register and download them yourself!

"Good learning content is not only upskilling and reskilling the workforce, but preparing them for current jobs and sett...
09/01/2021

"Good learning content is not only upskilling and reskilling the workforce, but preparing them for current jobs and setting them up for success for the future." - John Schwartz (edX), Bridging the Gap panel at #ADLiFEST.

"Good learning content is not only upskilling and reskilling the workforce, but preparing them for current jobs and setting them up for success for the future." - John Schwartz (edX), Bridging the Gap panel at #ADLiFEST.

The Innovation in Government Learning systems panel reminded us: "make the learning as easy as possible" (Amy Parker), "...
09/01/2021

The Innovation in Government Learning systems panel reminded us: "make the learning as easy as possible" (Amy Parker), "innovation is buying what works because it works better" (Daniel Correa), and "talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not" (Beth Noveck, Ph.D.). #ADLiFEST

The Innovation in Government Learning systems panel reminded us: "make the learning as easy as possible" (Amy Parker), "innovation is buying what works because it works better" (Daniel Correa), and "talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not" (Beth Noveck, Ph.D.). #ADLiFEST

"The point at which things become buzzwords is when people start to feel comfortable with them." - JJ Walcutt, Ph.D. add...
09/01/2021

"The point at which things become buzzwords is when people start to feel comfortable with them." - JJ Walcutt, Ph.D. addresses the way we can bring more people on board to understand the mission by using accessible language. #ADLiFEST

"The point at which things become buzzwords is when people start to feel comfortable with them." - JJ Walcutt, Ph.D. addresses the way we can bring more people on board to understand the mission by using accessible language. #ADLiFEST

Yesterday at the War on the Rocks session, the Hon. Alan Shaffer emphasized how important it is to open the possibilitie...
09/01/2021

Yesterday at the War on the Rocks session, the Hon. Alan Shaffer emphasized how important it is to open the possibilities for innovation by mirroring industry and loosening regulations where we can. "...deregulating where we can will make us more agile." #ADLiFEST

Yesterday at the War on the Rocks session, the Hon. Alan Shaffer emphasized how important it is to open the possibilities for innovation by mirroring industry and loosening regulations where we can. "...deregulating where we can will make us more agile." #ADLiFEST

The #ADLiFEST panel: Innovation in Government Learning Systems has added a new panelist, Dr. Beth Simone Noveck. Join he...
09/01/2021

The #ADLiFEST panel: Innovation in Government Learning Systems has added a new panelist, Dr. Beth Simone Noveck. Join her along with Daniel Correa, Amy Parker, and Dr. Alicia Sanchez at 12:45 for a discussion on how their organizations are modernizing digital learning systems.

The #ADLiFEST panel: Innovation in Government Learning Systems has added a new panelist, Dr. Beth Simone Noveck. Join her along with Daniel Correa, Amy Parker, and Dr. Alicia Sanchez at 12:45 for a discussion on how their organizations are modernizing digital learning systems.

The Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations panel has been an insightful look into collaborative training and edu...
09/01/2021

The Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations panel has been an insightful look into collaborative training and education. "It is not Distributed Learning OR Resident Learning, the correct word is AND - keeping the balance between those two." BG Ilmars A. Lejins #ADLiFEST

The Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations panel has been an insightful look into collaborative training and education. "It is not Distributed Learning OR Resident Learning, the correct word is AND - keeping the balance between those two." BG Ilmars A. Lejins #ADLiFEST

"We are disciples of modernizing learning. We believe in it and we use the term - that frames a lot of the discussions w...
09/01/2021

"We are disciples of modernizing learning. We believe in it and we use the term - that frames a lot of the discussions we have [...] it's all about the solider." MG Donn Hill is a champion for modernizing learning - check out the book he referenced in his keynote address here: https://buff.ly/3gTgicd #ADLiFEST

"We are disciples of modernizing learning. We believe in it and we use the term - that frames a lot of the discussions we have [...] it's all about the solider." MG Donn Hill is a champion for modernizing learning - check out the book he referenced in his keynote address here: https://buff.ly/3gTgicd #ADLiFEST

“If we’re going to get to that next point, we have to get industry in and enable teaming to occur [...] everybody has a ...
09/01/2021

“If we’re going to get to that next point, we have to get industry in and enable teaming to occur [...] everybody has a chance to help our joint forces. [We need to] unleash our talent to accelerate the rate of change.”

BG Charles T. Lombardo,Deputy Commanding General, CAC–T, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. #ADLiFEST

“If we’re going to get to that next point, we have to get industry in and enable teaming to occur [...] everybody has a chance to help our joint forces. [We need to] unleash our talent to accelerate the rate of change.”

BG Charles T. Lombardo,Deputy Commanding General, CAC–T, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. #ADLiFEST

A huge thank you to War on the Rocks for participating in #ADLiFEST again this year with another fantastic panel of thou...
09/01/2021

A huge thank you to War on the Rocks for participating in #ADLiFEST again this year with another fantastic panel of thought leaders. Stay tuned for some of our favorite quotes - what were some of yours?

A huge thank you to War on the Rocks for participating in #ADLiFEST again this year with another fantastic panel of thought leaders. Stay tuned for some of our favorite quotes - what were some of yours?

This morning's sessions at iFEST have had us thinking critically about technology, how we relate to it, and how it helps...
08/31/2021

This morning's sessions at iFEST have had us thinking critically about technology, how we relate to it, and how it helps us relate to others around us.

Brian Gonzales wants to make sure we know where our focus should lie:
"We've been really focused around bringing more technology to that learning environment [...] originally it was about access, and now it's about outcomes."

Sarah Toms suggested we shift the way we think about designing for learners when she told us to "think about your learner as a player character."

Do you agree? Come join the conversation at any time! Registration for #ADLiFEST is free for Government Civilians and Active Duty Military personnel. www.ADLiFEST.org

The final block of concurrent activity sessions at #ADLiFEST will be Thursday (2 Sept.) at 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). Tune i...
08/30/2021

The final block of concurrent activity sessions at #ADLiFEST will be Thursday (2 Sept.) at 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). Tune in to choose between the following activities:

(1) Public Review: Draft NATO ADL Handbook, Annex on ADL in Exercises
(2) Mapping Your Ecosystem: Navigating the Complexities of Uniting Content and Data Across Multiple Systems
(3) Human and AI Agent Teaming to Improve DoD Red Team Collective Skills
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce, Part III

See the full agenda at www.ADLiFEST.org.

The final block of concurrent activity sessions at #ADLiFEST will be Thursday (2 Sept.) at 11:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). Tune in to choose between the following activities:

(1) Public Review: Draft NATO ADL Handbook, Annex on ADL in Exercises
(2) Mapping Your Ecosystem: Navigating the Complexities of Uniting Content and Data Across Multiple Systems
(3) Human and AI Agent Teaming to Improve DoD Red Team Collective Skills
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce, Part III

See the full agenda at www.ADLiFEST.org.

Tomorrow, two of our three fantastic keynote speakers will be sharing their perspectives at #ADLiFEST. Tune in at 0900 a...
08/30/2021

Tomorrow, two of our three fantastic keynote speakers will be sharing their perspectives at #ADLiFEST. Tune in at 0900 and 1230 EDT (U.S.) to see keynote addresses by Mr. Dustin Brown and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), respectively. The final keynote address will be given by MG Donn H. Hill on Wednesday. www.ADLiFEST.org

Tomorrow, two of our three fantastic keynote speakers will be sharing their perspectives at #ADLiFEST. Tune in at 0900 and 1230 EDT (U.S.) to see keynote addresses by Mr. Dustin Brown and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), respectively. The final keynote address will be given by MG Donn H. Hill on Wednesday. www.ADLiFEST.org

This Thursday (2 Sept.) at #ADLiFEST, you will have the choice between the following concurrent activity sessions at 10:...
08/30/2021

This Thursday (2 Sept.) at #ADLiFEST, you will have the choice between the following concurrent activity sessions at 10:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.):

(1) From Classroom to Online to Blended Training: A Challenge Workshop Toward Effective Blended Learning
(2) Publish an Augmented Reality Training Module in Under an Hour Using the BUNDLAR Platform
(3) Transform Your Training Simulations and Learning Platforms into Streaming Event Sources for Machine-Learning-Based Human Performance Measurement
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce, Part II

See the full agenda at www.ADLiFEST.org.

This Thursday (2 Sept.) at #ADLiFEST, you will have the choice between the following concurrent activity sessions at 10:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.):

(1) From Classroom to Online to Blended Training: A Challenge Workshop Toward Effective Blended Learning
(2) Publish an Augmented Reality Training Module in Under an Hour Using the BUNDLAR Platform
(3) Transform Your Training Simulations and Learning Platforms into Streaming Event Sources for Machine-Learning-Based Human Performance Measurement
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce, Part II

See the full agenda at www.ADLiFEST.org.

#ADLiFEST is here! The first day of iFEST kicks off tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). The best way to make sure you're p...
08/30/2021

#ADLiFEST is here! The first day of iFEST kicks off tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). The best way to make sure you're prepared is by registering today and testing out the virtual platform while you fill out your attendee profile. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to register and learn more.

#ADLiFEST is here! The first day of iFEST kicks off tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EDT (U.S.). The best way to make sure you're prepared is by registering today and testing out the virtual platform while you fill out your attendee profile. Visit www.ADLiFEST.org to register and learn more.

The final day of iFEST (2 September) will have live concurrent activity sessions for you to choose from. The first group...
08/28/2021

The final day of iFEST (2 September) will have live concurrent activity sessions for you to choose from. The first group of activities starts at 9:00 a.m. EDT (U.S) and includes:

(1) Start Making Sense: Integrating Learning Engineering into a Team
(2) From IdeaScale to Scaling an Idea: Learning Innovation at Joint Base Andrews
(3) The Anatomy of an Effective Webinar
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce.

See the full agenda at buff.ly/3gJ0qcp.

The final day of iFEST (2 September) will have live concurrent activity sessions for you to choose from. The first group of activities starts at 9:00 a.m. EDT (U.S) and includes:

(1) Start Making Sense: Integrating Learning Engineering into a Team
(2) From IdeaScale to Scaling an Idea: Learning Innovation at Joint Base Andrews
(3) The Anatomy of an Effective Webinar
(4) The Competency Enabled Workforce.

See the full agenda at buff.ly/3gJ0qcp.

Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations is a panel at #ADLiFEST you won't want to miss! This discussion among def...
08/27/2021

Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations is a panel at #ADLiFEST you won't want to miss! This discussion among defense leaders on collaborative training and education among allies and partners will be Wednesday, 1 September at 1015 EDT (U.S.).

Panelists include:

· BG Ilmars A. Lejins, Asst. Chief of Staff Joint Force Development, NATO ACT
· Col David Gagua, Commander, NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center
· Col Carl-Fredrik Kleman, Chief of Operations, Viking 22, Swedish AF Joint Training Center
· Zoran Šajinović, Assistant Minister of Defense, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Fred Engle, Director, Military Training, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training, USA
· Moderator: Aaron Presnall, Ph.D., President, Jefferson Institute

As a reminder, this event is complimentary for Active Duty Military and Government civilians. Make sure you're ready to go by registering TODAY at www.ADLiFEST.org.

Modernizing Training for Integrated Operations is a panel at #ADLiFEST you won't want to miss! This discussion among defense leaders on collaborative training and education among allies and partners will be Wednesday, 1 September at 1015 EDT (U.S.).

Panelists include:

· BG Ilmars A. Lejins, Asst. Chief of Staff Joint Force Development, NATO ACT
· Col David Gagua, Commander, NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center
· Col Carl-Fredrik Kleman, Chief of Operations, Viking 22, Swedish AF Joint Training Center
· Zoran Šajinović, Assistant Minister of Defense, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Fred Engle, Director, Military Training, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training, USA
· Moderator: Aaron Presnall, Ph.D., President, Jefferson Institute

As a reminder, this event is complimentary for Active Duty Military and Government civilians. Make sure you're ready to go by registering TODAY at www.ADLiFEST.org.

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Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative focuses on innovating the way we learn and train individuals in the military, industry and academia. ADL conducts research and development efforts that are focused on principled learning sciences and technologies. It provides technical implementation guidance and develops open-source/government-owned standards and software. The ADL community is comprised of government, individuals, organizations, international partners, and industry providers/team members - all focused on innovating learning. ADL, through a series of Broad Agency Announcements, offers opportunities for industry to participate in the innovation process and to design compelling and effective learning tools and technologies. Through its international partnerships, ADL facilitates global collaborations in targeted research areas. To become a partner, or learn about research topics, please visit the ADL website: http://adlnet.gov/

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