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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 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

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

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Collaboration is the key to everything the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative does. We learn from the work that others are doing in the community and bring those ideas back to inform our Research and Development (R&D). This helps us...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

What is xAPI? The Experience API (xAPI) is an open source specification that allows you to track any experience (i.e., formal, informal, or operational). xAPI can track reading an article or interacting with an eBook, watching a training video, chatting...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

The Virtual World (VW) Sandbox allows users to collaborate on developing, designing, and playing simulations. While this is a great benefit, one of the biggest challenges in writing the VW Sandbox platform is maintaining synchronization of the world between multiple...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

The Orlando Science Center hosts an event called Otronicon each year that is aimed at introducing our community and next generation learners to the gaming industry. The event focuses on emerging gaming technologies; how other industries including medical, law, science,...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

If you have built any client reporting applications powered by Experience API (xAPI) statements, you know the workflow consists of the client first pulling statements from a Learning Record Store (LRS), then parsing and displaying the data. We're currently implementing...

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