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The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

ADL Working Groups

The ADL Initiative supports working groups to advance the state of distributed learning specifications and standards for the DoD, whole of government, and others who are a part of the ADL Community. While the ADL Initiative also leads some working groups, many of the communities of practice below are led by other professional organizations.

Current Working Groups

Professional Societies and Standards Bodies

The ADL Initiative belongs to, or otherwise actively participates with various professional societies and related standards/specifications organizations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC)

The IEEE LTSC is chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board to develop internationally accredited technical standards, recommended practice, and guides for learning technology. The LTSC played an important part in helping the ADL Initiative create the internationally adopted SCORM® standard for eLearning content. The ADL Initiative is a voting member of the IEEE LTSC and contributes to several working groups focused on learning technology standards.

IMS Global Learning Consortium

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS) is a nonprofit, member organization whose mission is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment to ensure that the learning impact of technology-enabled education is achieved around the world. The ADL Initiative participates in various aspects of the IMS work, from standards creation to adoption of learning technology innovation to large-scale deployment of technology to achieve learning.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 IT for Learning, Education and Training

ISO/IEC JTC 1 is a joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission. ISO SC36 is a standardization subcommittee that develops and facilitates standards within the field of IT for learning, education and training (LET). The ISO SC36 officially published SCORM® 2004 4th Edition as an ISO technical report in 2009.