An official website of the United States government
Here’s how you know
Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.
Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock (
) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
The Canada ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2003 and is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is housed in Learning Technologies and Learning Concepts and Experimentation at the Canadian Defence Academy. The ADL Partnership Center is a Canadian resource with a mandate to support Individual Training and Education, and Professional Development activities for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Forces. Through the ADL Partnership Center MoU, that mandate extends to include support to other Canadian Governmental Departments (OGDs), the e-learning industry, academia, and the international ADL Partnership Network.
The Canadian ADL Partnership Center provides a collaborative environment for training organizations from the DND to share resources and experiences in implementing innovative e-learning solutions.
The core business revolves around three key areas: course design and development, learning application electronic performance support systems (EPSSs), and R&D of emerging educational technologies.
The Center provides a team of learning consultants who provide expert advice, guidance, and assistance.
The flexible environment and expertise provided by the Center enable the development and demonstration of best practices for implementation and requirement-driven solutions while addressing the e-learning needs of the department.
Bill Railer is a Learning and Technology specialist working within the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) as part of National Defence. He assumed the Directorship of the Canada ADL Partnership Center in 2008. Mr. Railer is responsible for promoting innovations in training and education as well as the development and adoption of global e-learning standards within the DND and Canadian federal departments. His team conducts R&D into applications of education and training technologies, with a focus on rapid development tools, applied e-learning models, ex and sim, and virtual worlds. His team also collaborates on the evolution of shareable content specifications.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Railer was responsible for creating the Learning Concepts and Experimentation (LCE) cell and implementing DNDLearn – a CDA/DND initiative to support continuous learning and leverage advances in e-learning.
He is now responsible for linking Training and Education needs to the Enterprise Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Learning Architecture. The Learning Concepts and Experimentation cell will initiate, promote, and facilitate the continuing transformation of Canadian Forces professional development through the application of best practices, process automation, and support services, creating an effective learning architecture that adapts to the changing learning requirements of Canada’s Armed Forces.
The LCE promotes the development and adoption of new learning concepts, methodologies, and solutions. They are also responsible for the implementation of global e-learning standards within the DND.
Mr. Railer received a B.A in Political Science and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and completed a Diploma in Systems Analysis from Humber College.
Director of Learning Concepts and Experimentations | Canadian Defence Academy
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario Canada