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Building the Future Learning Ecosystem

R&D for Distributed Learning Modernization - informs - Distributed Learning Policy and Technical Guidelines - guides - Implementation Support and Cross-Coordination


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Beverly Seay joining iFEST 2022

The ADL Initiative and NTSA are excited to announce the government keynote speaker for iFEST 2022: Beverly Seay. As a National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame inductee, she brings a unique entrepreneurial perspective on modeling and simulation in the defense industry to #ADLiFEST. Join us on 17 August to see her keynote in Alexandria, VA.

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Shawnna Hoffman joining iFEST 2022

Shawnna Hoffman of Dell Technologies will be joining iFEST 2022 as an Industry Keynote Speaker. Ms. Hoffman is a sought-after subject-matter expert on artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies and is a published author on eDiscovery. Learn more about iFEST by visiting

The DADLAC 2021 Annual Report is now available

2021 DADLAC Annual Report

Check out the Defense ADL Advisory Committee (DADLAC) 2021 Annual Report. It highlights the distributed learning community’s activities in 2021, along with important policies and plans to build the future learning ecosystem.

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.

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Global Partnership Network Meeting in 2021

The ADL Global Partnership Network continued to foster international relationships and facilitate ongoing collaboration by hosting its in person Annual Interim Directors Meeting on November 28th 2021 in Orlando, FL. Learn more about the ADL Global Network.

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.

Register for iFEST Today!

Register now for iFEST 2022, the premier conference on distributed learning. Don’t forget, this event is FREE for government attendees. See you at iFEST!

TLA PlugFest 2022

More than 50 people participated in the first TLA PlugFest. Learn more about the graduates on the TLA PlugFest page.

Check Out Technical Resources

The ADL Initiative produces research-based reports, technical specifications, how-to guides, software prototypes, and policy guidance.

Latest News

Sabalauski Air Assault School Training Facility

Use of Microlearning Significantly Reduces Attrition in Army Air Assault...

A recent evaluation of the ADL Initiative’s PERvasive Learning Systems provides a glimpse into how microlearning can benefit personnel skills...

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In-Person iFEST 2022 Focuses on Collaborations to Achieve DoD's Vision...

The modernization of DoD’s eLearning systems is fueled by an ever-increasing variety of education and training technologies. To enable a...

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TLA PlugFest to Help Government and Vendors Adopt New Learning...

The ADL Initiative is accelerating adoption of data-driven learning technologies that will enable an interoperable digital ecosystem by providing no-cost...

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Air Force Project Enhances Live F-15E Flight Training with xAPI...

At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, Air Force pilots at the 4th Operations Group (OG) are benefiting...

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