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ADL update: BAAs, R&D and collaboration

By Leslie Spotswood, ADL

ADL_Logo_2013-320X202Happy New Year from the ADL Team! We’re excited and ramping up for the year ahead. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the areas we will be focused on:

● The Broad Agency Announcement Process is a major undertaking right now. Quad […]

January 24th, 2016|Education and Training, STEM|

M&S Standards Profile Product Development Group seeks feedback

Submitted by AFAMS

SISO-featured-wThe Simulation Interoperability and Standards Organization (SISO) Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Standards Profile Product Development Group (PDG) has developed “A Standards Profile for the Use of Modeling and Simulation in Support of Acquisition Activities.”

To seek greater practitioner feedback and ensure the products represent the […]

January 24th, 2016|Education and Training|

ADL recognized for top 2 tutorials at I/ITSEC

By Leslie Spotswood, ADL Initiative

ADL's Dr. Sae Schatz is seen here giving her tutorial, " “Elevate Your Instruction: Practical Tactics to Maximize Military Learning." She won best tutorial this year. ADL’s Sae Schatz is seen here giving her tutorial, ” “Elevate Your Instruction: Practical Tactics to Maximize […]

December 13th, 2015|Awards and Recognition, Education and Training|

Virtual World Sandbox: free, open source, no plug-ins

By Lynne Garrow

Team-Orlando-ADL-Sandbox-w Attendees at I/ITSEC came to ADL’s Virtual World Sandbox PlugFest activity to learn more about the open-source, web-based game development tool.

Dr. Sae Schatz, director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, welcomed a full house to the Virtual World Sandbox PlugFest Activity at I/ITSEC […]

December 13th, 2015|Education and Training, Events|

ADL Initiative eager for this year’s I/ITSEC

ADL_Logo_2013-320X202Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative is excited to announce that two members of the ADL team, Dr. Elaine Raybourn, and new Director, Dr. Sae Schatz, are nominees for the Best Tutorial Award! Raybourn’s tutorial, “Transmedia Learning in the Wild: Supporting Military Training Through Story-driven Engagement” is from 8:30 […]

November 23rd, 2015|Education and Training, Events, Serious Gaming, Virtual Worlds|

FLETC produces fire-scene investigation tool

Courtesy of FLETC

Team Orlando FLETC-Fire-Training-1-w FLETC Instructor and Fire Investigations Subject-Matter-Expert Doug Leahey carefully lights gasoline-soaked shop rags to create an arson scene in a furniture refinishing business.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ (FLETC) Forensics and Special Investigative Skills Branch of the Investigative Operations Division (IOD) […]

November 23rd, 2015|Education and Training, Immersive Training|

Warfighters’ Corner highlights training’s impact

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Commander Robert “Diesel” Salvia of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division, military deputy for cross-warfare programs, was a 2013 participant in the Warfighters’ Corner panel. (Photo courtesy of NAWCTSD) Commander Robert “Diesel” Salvia of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System […]

October 14th, 2015|Collaboration Successes, Education and Training, Events|

SimLEARN helps VA hospitals get ready

By Ted Napolitano, SimLEARN Field Activity Project Manager

The new Orlando VA Medical Center currently undergoing simulation evaluations. (VA photo by Reginald Kornegay) The new Orlando VA Medical Center currently undergoing simulation evaluations. (VA photo by Reginald Kornegay)

In 2012, a SimLEARN hospital activations team led by Dr. […]

October 14th, 2015|Education and Training, Medical, Team Training|

Team Orlando visits the new OCPS Tech Centers Launch Site

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Last month, Orange County Public Schools Tech Centers opened its doors to welcome the first students to the Launch Site, a new state-of-the-art facility at the Mid Florida Campus, featuring a specialized modeling and simulation program.

Members of the Team Orlando […]

September 13th, 2015|Collaboration Successes, Education and Training, STEM|

ADL Initiative to host VW Sandbox PlugFest at I/ITSEC

By Leslie Spotswood, ADL Initiative

ADL_Logo_2013-320X202Visit the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando, FL! Why? Researchers and developers at ADL Initiative are leading the shift away from standardized, web-based formal learning. Today it’s possible to conduct training and education more efficiently […]

September 13th, 2015|Education and Training, Events|