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xAPI Learning Record Store Test Suite and Adopter Registry Released

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


by Jonathan Poltrack | April 6th, 2017 | home news Read More >>

xAPI Profiles Working Group Kickoff Meeting Announcement

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


by Jason Haag | March 12th, 2017 | home news Read More >>

xAPI: A Year In Review

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


by ADL | December 27th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL at the Government Learning Technology Symposium

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.


by Jason Haag | December 20th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL’s Top 4 highlights from I/ITSEC 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.


by Jason Haag | December 16th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

A Serious Games Profile for xAPI

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


by Jason Haag | December 9th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

LRS Test Suite Candidate Release

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


by Jason Haag | November 30th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL Focuses on Outreach to DoD and other Federal AgenciesADL Focuses on Outreach to DoD and other Federal Agencies

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


by Jason Haag | November 28th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Help Shape xAPI Certification Research

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


by Jason Haag | November 14th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

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

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


by Jason Haag | October 17th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

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

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


by Jason Haag | September 30th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

xAPI Version 1.0.3 Released

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


by Jason Haag | September 21st, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL Accelerates xAPI Conformance Testing and Software Certification

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


by Jason Haag | August 10th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL Experience API (xAPI) and IMS Caliper Discovery Review

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.


by Jason Haag | July 25th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Implementing SGIQ-based Assessments in Virtual Environments

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


by Jason Haag | May 26th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

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

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


by Jason Haag | May 11th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

xAPI Vocabulary Companion Specification Announced

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.


by Jason Haag | March 2nd, 2016 | home news Read More >>

SCORM+xAPI Roadmap Release and Resources

Many organizations already have large investments in Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), including software, training assets, and developer experience.


by Jason Haag | February 17th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Driving LS&T Implementation through Collaboration

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


by Jason Haag | February 2nd, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Using xAPI? Need Help Choosing an LRS?

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


by Jason Haag | January 28th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

An Update to the VW Sandbox

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


by Jason Haag | January 26th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Developing our Next Generation Learners at Otronicon

The Orlando Science Center hosts an event called Otronicon


by Jason Haag | January 25th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

Web Hooks for ADL’s Open Source LRS

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


by Jason Haag | January 14th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

An Update On XAPI Design Cohorts

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


by ADL Team | January 12th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

cmi5 and the xAPI SCORM Profile

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.


by Jason Haag | January 8th, 2016 | home news Read More >>

ADL Shines Bright at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando

ADL is returning from a busy and very successful week at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL. Buzz was all around ADL as Dr. Sae Schatz kicked off the week


by Jason Haag | December 10th, 2015 | home news Read More >>

ADL Welcomes New Director: Dr. Sae Schatz

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.


by Jason Haag | July 22nd, 2015 | home news Read More >>

ADL Honored at Enterprise Learning! Conference

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


by Jason Haag | June 22nd, 2015 | home news Read More >>

CMI-5 Sandstone Pre-Release Working Group

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.


by Jason Haag | March 25th, 2015 | home news Read More >>

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

I think I can speak for all of ADL 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.


by Jason Haag | January 13th, 2015 | home news Read More >>

Summary from I/ITSEC xAPI PlugFest 2014

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


by Jason Haag | December 27th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

ADL Announces 2014 Learning App Challenge Winners!

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


by Jason Haag | October 2nd, 2014 | home news Read More >>


by Jason Haag | September 30th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

ADL Publishes MoTIF Needs Assessment Report

ADL`s Mobile Learning Needs Assessment report is now available! This report follows last year`s Survey Report and summarizes the information and insights we have gleaned


by Jason Haag | September 4th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

New Zealand Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network

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


by Jason Haag | August 18th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

Resources available from June 2014 xAPI Workshop & Bootcamp in Orlando

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.


by Jason Haag | July 8th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

Serbia Welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab Network

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


by Jason Haag | April 3rd, 2014 | home news Read More >>

Report on Game Developers Conference 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


by Jason Haag | April 2nd, 2014 | home news Read More >>

xAPI development plans for 2014

With 2014 rung in and winter break at an end, we at ADL 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.


by Jason Haag | January 14th, 2014 | home news Read More >>

Building Web Applications that use the Learning Registry (LR)

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


by Jason Haag | December 13th, 2013 | home news Read More >>

Augmented Reality (AR) and Mobile Learning

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


by Jason Haag | December 9th, 2013 | home news Read More >>

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

As we wrote about in our last blog post, ADL`s Next-Generation Learner Team has been performing a cognitive task analysis (CTA) on the gameplay and design of Portal 2


by Jason Haag | October 4th, 2013 | home news Read More >>

Experience API (xAPI) version 1.0.1 released

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


by Jason Haag | October 2nd, 2013 | home news Read More >>

ADL Publishes Mobile Learning Survey Report

ADL`s mobile learning survey report is now available!


by Jason Haag | September 23rd, 2013 | home news Read More >>

ADL Receives Learning! 100 Award

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


by Jason Haag | September 5th, 2013 | home news Read More >>

Re-Usability Support System for eLearning (RUSSEL)

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


by Jason Haag | November 6th, 2012 | home news Read More >>

ADL and AICC Collaborate on the Experience API

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


by Jason Haag | October 31st, 2012 | home news Read More >>

Poland welcomed into ADL Partnership Lab network

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


by Jason Haag | September 25th, 2012 | home news Read More >>

A Socratic Method Learning Experience

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.


by Jason Haag | February 7th, 2012 | home news Read More >>


by Jason Haag | January 30th, 2012 | home news Read More >>




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