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A New Environment Needs a New Approach

SCORM was built to support web-based delivery of learning content, based on initial design dating back to the late 1990s. ADL continues to support SCORM and commits to supporting SCORM compatibility in new efforts.

Learning experiences involving non-traditional electronic content, distributed content, shared learning data, team-based learning and multi-modal delivery are beyond what SCORM was architected to enable. ADL supports new work that meets distributed learning needs beyond SCORM.

Design-Centered "-ilities"

The goal of this new effort is to enable learning experiences that are rich, engaging, integrated and effective. Such experiences will be
  • Flexible to support different pedagogies, networks and systems.
  • Interoperable to ensure learning experiences can span different systems
  • Repurpose-able to allow the design of learning experiences to evolve.
  • Accessible to allow for the discovery of and participation in learning experiences tailored to the learner

Last Edited: 
January 18, 2011
Aaron E. Silvers, Community Manager

Project Blog

  • Fundamental Design of Learning Activities by Aaron Silvers (ADL). Aaron Silvers has innovated the design and production of learning experiences with a variety of technologies for organizations large and small, in both the private and ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:42 AM by aaron.silvers.ctr@adlnet.gov
  • Rethinking Reusability by Patrick Shane Gallagher, Ph.D. (ADL) Shane is the Senior Advisor for Instructional Technology to ADL. He is also a senior consultant to the NSF Supporting NSF research programs ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2011, 8:06 AM by aaron.silvers.ctr@adlnet.gov
  • Observations from ASTD #TK11: Learning in 2015 by Damon Regan (ADL). Damon Regan is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the ADL Initiative. He is currently focused on registry and repository technology for managing learning content ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2011, 1:16 PM by aaron.silvers.ctr@adlnet.gov
  • February's Theme - Design Thinking for Wicked Problems Enabling Learning Experiences As the first month of the Future Learning Experience Project comes to a close, so too does our explicit focus on definitions. Let me take a few sentences to recap ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2011, 5:09 AM by aaron.silvers.ctr@adlnet.gov
  • Authentic Assessment in Learning Experiences by Patrick Shane Gallagher, Ph.D (ADL). Shane is the Senior Advisor for Instructional Technology to ADL. He is also a senior consultant to the NSF Supporting NSF research programs ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2011, 7:53 AM by aaron.silvers.ctr@adlnet.gov
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ADL will support this effort in a way that is
  • Durable so that the design process itself remains strong even as pedagogical models and technologies change.
  • Scalable to contributors and stakeholders at all levels.