Overview: Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is the product of the ADL Initiative, established in 1997 to standardize and modernize training and education management and delivery. The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD P&R) oversees the ADL Initiative. The vision of the ADL Initiative is to provide access to the highest-quality learning and performance aids that can be tailored to individual needs and delivered cost-effectively, at the right time and in the right place. The ADL Initiative developed SCORM, a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning, and the ADL Registry, a central search point for the discovery of digital objects related to DoD training, education, performance, and decision. ADL uses structured and collaborative methods to convene multi-national groups from industry, academia, and government who develop the learning standards, tools, and content.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.adlnet.gov/resources/#Tab-Technical-Documentation
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Active