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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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

Anthony Altieri’s custom, limited edition Odroid learning record store – showcased at xAPI Bootcamp 2015. The past ADL Initiative has run Experience API (xAPI) Design Cohorts for the past three years. The xAPI Design Cohorts were virtually collaborative experiences—chances for...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

How they differ, how they are similar, and how organizations may use them Since the release of the cmi5 specification, questions have arisen regarding how it relates to the ADL Experience API (xAPI) Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) Profile....

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

ADL Initiative is returning from a busy and very successful week at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL. Buzz was all around ADL Initiative as Dr. Sae Schatz kicked off the week winning best tutorial award for “Elevate your Instruction: Practical Tactics...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is delighted to announce that Sae Schatz, Ph.D., has been named the new Director as of June 22, 2015. Dr. Schatz is widely respected in the distributed learning community for her work in learning...

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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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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ADL Initiative News Article artwork

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 News Article artwork

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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