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Presenter: Bart Knijnenburg, Professor at Clemson University The Total Learning Architecture (TLA) is envisioned to rely on ubiquitous data collection and advanced user modeling techniques to provide users with personalized and pervasive learning interventions. However, with so much personal data...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

This week, the ADL Initiative announces the public release of the Experience Application Programming Interface (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS) Test Suite and associated Adopter Registry. LRS Test Suite An LRS is a server (i.e. system capable of receiving and...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

In 2016, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to Experience API (xAPI) conformance requirements and certification. The first phase of work resulted in the community-driven Conformance Requirements for Learning Record Stores(LRS) and the corresponding...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Every day the community and buzz around the Experience API continues to grow larger, stronger, and for good reasons. We are doing incredible work together! The adoption of xAPI has increased significantly this year. While we don't have the exact...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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. Those interested in the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines attend this...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative recently collaborated with researchers from the e-learning group, Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) on their H2020 RAGE research project to create a serious games profile for the Experience API (xAPI) specification. The profile...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative is pleased to announce the candidate release of the Experience API (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS) Test Suite. As you know, LRS is part of the xAPI specification; it’s the data warehouse that receives, stores, and provides access...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Many high-quality science and technology prototypes fail to transition into real-world use, instead falling into the research-practice gap.  To address this at ADL Initiative, we strongly emphasize outreach, that is communicating early and often with end-users, fostering collaboration networks, and...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Help Shape xAPI Certification Research In 2016, the ADL Initiative accelerated research and development efforts related to xAPI conformance testing. The first phase of work resulted in the community-driven Conformance Requirements for Learning Record Stores (LRS) and corresponding LRS Test...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative News Article artwork

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative hosted a Principal Investigator’s meeting on 5-6 April at its Alexandria office. The meeting had a number of goals in mind: Increase the potential for interagency collaboration Share project updates and increase collaboration among ADL...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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 (Force Education and Training) and the Director, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative in the...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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. ADL Initiative and members from the xAPI community participated in the...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

This week, Experience API (xAPI) version 1.0.3 was released. You can find the newest version of the specification here on GitHub: https://github.com/adlnet/xAPI-Spec. ADL Initiative would like to express its gratitude to the members of the xAPI Spec Group for their consistent...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL’s previous Community Manager, Craig Wiggins, caught up with ADL Senior Software Engineer and xAPI Spec Group organizer, Andy Johnson to talk about what this release means. Craig: So, first of all, what’s different about this version? Andy: So, functionally...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Over the past year, efforts around developing conformance requirements for the Experience API (xAPI) have been on hold. Fortunately, this is rapidly changing. We at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative are very excited to announce two awards related to...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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.  In the past, this included splitting the core specification into more modular documents, facilitating conversations...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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 for the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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. The learning activity statements can present...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

6-7 March 2018 The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is hosting a Technical Planning and Integration Meeting in Orlando, FL in preparation for the TLA Demonstration scheduled for later this year in Fort Bragg, NC. The TLA system is a...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Many organizations already have large investments in Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), including software, training assets, and developer experience. Changing to a new technology like the Experience API (xAPI) can be cost prohibitive for such organizations. It is not...

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