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Jonathan Poltrack accepted the Learning! 100 Award for 'Area of Excellence: Collaboration' on behalf of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative at the Enterprise Learning! Conference in Manassas, VA, which ran from 8–10 June. ADL Initiative received this award in...

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CMI-5, a soon-to-be standard which is also conformant to the Experience API (xAPI), will be the focus of a 2-day summit on April 15th and 16th in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will take place at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)...

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I think I can speak for all of ADL Initiative when I say that we’ve been waiting for some time to be able to say that the newest incarnation of the xAPI Design Cohort is almost ready to kickoff. We’re...

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I should say up front, that I had never heard of I/ITSEC prior to starting to work for ADL Initiative.  I've been an instructional designer and developer for some time and have checked a few of the major conferences off...

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Learning Technology Symposium Members of ADL Initiative’s team recently attended the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) Government Learning Technology Symposium at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The event spanned two days and many leaders from...

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Earlier this year, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative announced the opening of the submissions period for the 2014 Learning App Challenge (LAC). The goal of the LAC was for participants to create and submit innovative Apps to help students...

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A lot of the "ADL buzz" of the last couple years has been around the Experience API (xAPI). While there is a lot to be excited about, making process, infrastructure, and cultural changes takes time and stability. We realize not...

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ADL Initiative's Mobile Learning Needs Assessment report is now available! This report follows last year's Survey Report and summarizes the information and insights we have gleaned through literature reviews, focus groups, and survey data to inform and direct the next...

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It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes New Zealand as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Network. Lee Graham, Team Leader of the Training Technology Unit at the New Zealand Defence College, will serve as the...

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During 17-19 June, the ADL Initiative hosted two learning events about the Experience API (xAPI) at the Orlando Co-Lab. WORKSHOP Thirty participants from the Orlando area attended the 17 June session, billed as an introductory workshop for those interested in...

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It is with great pleasure that the ADL Initiative welcomes the country of Serbia as a new partner in the ADL Partnership Network. Representatives from the Office of Secretary of Defense and the country of Serbia completed signing the Memorandum...

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Dr. Elaine Raybourn, ADL Next Generation Learner Team Lead, participated in a panel that addressed the question of "U.S. National Investments in the Future of Games?" at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC). This year the GDC, held during March...

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With 2014 rung in and winter break at an end, we at ADL Initiative want to start the new year out right. During 2013, several milestones were achieved for the Experience API (xAPI), and our goal is to make 2014...

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The Learning Registry contains thousands of metadata and paradata records describing educational resources available on the Internet. These records came from many different contributors using different schemas. How can this collection of data be harnessed to create new applications? ADL...

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According to Semico’s report on Augmented Reality, 864 million high-end cell phones will be AR-enabled by 2014 with revenues related to AR technology approaching $600 billion by 2016. While still in its infancy, mobile AR is starting to drive innovation...

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As we wrote about in our last blog post, ADL Initiative's Next-Generation Learner Team has been performing a cognitive task analysis (CTA) on the gameplay and design of Portal 2, a puzzle/logic game developed by Valve Software. Portal 2 had...

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The work on the xAPI has continued since Version 1.0.0 was released in April 2013. In the months since the initial release, the community has identified a number of non-breaking changes that make the specification clearer. As a result, as...

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ADL Initiative's mobile learning survey report is now available! The report is full of valuable information and insights to help us with the needs assessment and the next phases of the MoTIF project. It also has some interesting findings for...

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ADL Initiative was honored at the 2013 Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo where it received a Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Magazine. The Learning! 100 awards recognize organizations for their outstanding learning and development programs, learning culture and performance. ADL...

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A recent study by ADL with Sheppard Air Force Base has shown that a video game having specific design features (i.e., implicit rules, implicit rule changes, dynamic shifting environments, open endedness, and implicit feedback) can enhance specific cognitive capabilities after...

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