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Report of Recent ADL Online Events

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative held several online webinar events in July. Note: ADL’s webinar series is now broadcast on Defense Connect Online (DCO) as well as via the GoToWebinar conferencing system. The DCO option provides access for military and government viewers who may not otherwise be able to participate. ADL sends instructions for using DCO to all webinar registrants.

xAPI-Design Kick-Off

xAPI-logo-graphicOn 15 July, the Experience API (xAPI) Design working group held an online kick-off meeting. The working group will focus on a team-based, do-it-yourself approach to learning how to design, develop and manage xAPI-based learning experiences. Read more about how to get involved with this next phase of exploring the Experience Tracking component of ADL’s Training and Learning Architecture or TLA.

Interagency Mobile Learning Webinar Series

IMLWS logo_large_blueFrom 16 July through 18 July, ADL’s Mobile Learning Team successfully ran three days of sessions during the Interagency Mobile Learning Webinar Series (IMLWS). ADL’s co-hosts for the event were the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE). The webinar series featured guest speakers, reports from the co-hosts and a panel discussion by mobile learning experts. View the speaker list, topics and presentation slides at

Learning App Challenge Winners

LearningApp_BlogGraphic-1-1024x819During the IMLWS, ADL Director Dr. Kristy Murray and Dr. Peter Smith announced the winners of the 2013 Learning App Challenge. They presented the Best Academic App award to the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training for their Combat Lifesaver App. The Best Industry App award went to Float Mobile Learning for its Tappestry App. The award for Best Government App was given to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Solve the Outbreak App. Read more about the winning Apps at

Reuse and Content Brokering Webinar

On 25 July, Dr. Damon Regan, ADL’s Technical Team Co-Lead, delivered ADL’s regular monthly webinar on Making Reuse Work: Standardized Services and Open Source Software. Dr. Regan talked about several projects aimed at enabling the responsible reuse of content and content brokering that can benefit both learners and content developers. (Content brokering is another of the four main components of ADL’s Training and Learning Architecture.) View the webinar resource page to see the slides and links.

August Webinar on Mobile Learning

ADL’s next monthly webinar will be presented on 22 August, when Jason Haag will deliver a webinar on Mobile Learning. Watch for details and registration information.

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