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The TLA Standards Digital Learning Acquisition Techniques report is now available! This quarterly report provides techniques to assist DoD personnel with the integration of DoDI 1322.26 learning technology standards. These standards provide the technical underpinnings of the Total Learning Architecture (TLA), which enables personalized, data-driven, and technology-enabled lifelong learning across the DoD.

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TLA SDL Acquisition Technique Report

This quarterly report provides techniques on how to integrate DoDI 1322.26 learning technology standards, which enable personalized, data-driven, and technology-enabled lifelong learning across the DoD. Read more

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Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is commemorating its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter-century of groundbreaking contributions to education and learning technology. Read more

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IEEE Standard for Learning Technology

The IEEE 1484.20.3 Data Model for Shareable Competency Definitions is now available! This standard establishes a data model for referencing and sharing competency definitions and frameworks, allowing for interoperability among learning systems.

Total Learning Architecture “How-To” Guide

Ready for an interoperable data architecture for your e-learning systems? This guide shows how to connect learning technologies to the TLA Reference Implementation, or establish your own sandbox to integrate and test against TLA data interoperability standards.

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a government program reporting to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This video provides a brief overview of the purpose, reach, and effect of the ADL Initiative on the DoD community and beyond.

Overview Video

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a government program reporting to the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) under the Director, DHRA. This video provides a brief overview of the purpose, reach, and effect of the ADL Initiative on the DoD community and beyond.

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Veterans/Military Crisis Line Information

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call. Read more

Leveraging Synthetic Training Data for Strategic Insights in the DoD

Join ADL Initiative’s R&D Principal Brent Smith and Benjamin Goldberg, Ph.D., US Army DEVCOM – Soldier Center, at the Central Florida Tech Grove’s Project 160 “Juice Bar” on 21 February, 1330-1430. Attend free in person or online.

New Vice Chair of the IEEE LTSC

ADL Initiative’s own Specs and Standards Manager, Andy Johnson, was recently elected as the Vice Chair of the Institute of Electronic Engineers (IEEE) LTSC (Learning Technology Standards Committee)!

xAPI Becomes an Official Standard

The xAPI is now a published IEEE standard, becoming the first open source standard in IEEE’s history! ADL Initiative will be archiving the xAPI 1.0.3 repository that was available in Github. Please plan to use the new xAPI 2.0 repository moving forward.

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    Second Annual TLA Plugfest - The Sequel

    On 27 July 2023, The ADL Initiative held its second annual Total Learning Architecture (TLA) PlugFest at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nearly...

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