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Overview
Members
ASU-ADL

Capabilities
Research Projects
Mission
The ASU ADL Partnership Lab’s primary focus will be on exploratory learning environments which are more task than content oriented. This includes learning that takes place in simulated environments, context-aware performance support, and just-in-time learning to support on-the-job performance of individuals and teams. The lab is looking to a future that moves beyond the traditional training “course." It is looking towards a new paradigm for learning that is lifelong and integrates with everything we do.
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
The ADL Initiative began as a DoD-wide program in the 1990s, and continues to have Defense personnel as core constituents. Today’s stakeholders are from a wider background that includes government, industry and academia. The mission of this US government program is to promote best practices for distributed learning that is of highest-quality training, informal learning, and just-in-time support for individual needs that are cost-effective for anytime anywhere learning.

ADL research is focused on six general areas:
⁃ e-Learning (web-based learning)
⁃ Mobile learning and mobile performance support
⁃ Learning analytics and performance modeling
⁃ Learning theory
⁃ Total Learning Architecture infrastructures (TLA)
⁃ Web-based Virtual Worlds and simulation (VWs)

Three areas of effort pursued by the ADL Initiative are:
⁃ Thought Leadership
⁃ R&D Innovation
⁃ Outreach and Transition

Results of ADL’s efforts and collaboration can be found in their website



Leadership
Nancy J. Cooke
Nancy J. Cooke
Cooke is a professor of Human Systems Engineering in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and is a Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ. She is also Associate Editor of Human Factors, President-elect of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Human Systems Integration. She also recently chaired a study panel for the National Academies on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Cooke was a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2008-2012. Cooke’s research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to the development of cognitive and knowledge engineering methodologies, cognitive task analysis, sensor operator threat detection, homeland security systems, remotely-operated vehicles, human-robot interaction, healthcare systems, and emergency response systems. In particular, Cooke specializes in the development, application, and evaluation of methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition. Education: Ph.D., Psychology New Mexico State University.
Scotty D. Craig
Craig is an Assistant Professor in the Human Systems Engineering Program within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. His goal is to provide cutting edge research at the intersection of human cognition, technology, and the learning sciences which provides solutions to real world problems within education and training. His current research focuses on improving learning with higher-level cognition factors such as comprehension, discourse, and cognitive affective states through the use of virtual humans within technological environments. Education: Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Cognitive), The University of Memphis.
News & Events
xAPI Version 1.0.3 Released
By ADL Team Member | September 21st, 2016
This week, Experience API (xAPI) version 1.0.3 was released.
You can find the newest version of the specification here on GitHub
Core Capabilities
The lab seeks partners for collaborative research related to training and performance improvement. It can connect them with a range of researchers from ASU's diverse and award winning faculty.
Among the research areas we can support are:
Human Systems Approach to Learning
Cognitive task analysis to guide learning content
Designing for learning
Usability evaluation for learning system.
capabilities
Applied Learning Technologies
Performance-based simulation environmentst
Game-based learning
Virtual worlds with pedagogical agents (Virtual humans)
Dynamic Digital Textbooks
Supporting Individualized and Collaborative Learning
Natural Language learning environments
Learning Analytics
Collaboration and team-based learning

Research
Nancy Cooke and Scotty Craig lead the ADL partnership as faculty members of the Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Program at the Polytechnic campus. The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) help support the partnership as well.
Co - Director
Nancy J. Cooke
is a professor of Human Systems Engineering in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and is a Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ. She is also Associate Editor of Human Factors, President-elect of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Human Systems Integration.
Scotty D. Craig
is an Assistant Professor in the Human Systems Engineering Program within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.
Members
Lloyd Brown
Research interests: domain expertise in military and federal network integration, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, data and services, operations and information assurance, and command and control
Research interests: active learning, instructional videos with tutorial dialogues as opposed to didactic monologue videos, students’ learning of concepts in STEM domains, in particular, “emergent” concepts
Research interests: preservation of and exhibits for national monuments, historical and resource studies, museum planning
Research interests: data mining, web and text mining, data cleaning and information extraction, workflows and semantic web services, database systems
Research interests: systems design, particularly educational systems design – how we integrate processes, methods, and technology to optimize educational outcomes
Misson: Educate and train cadets who will ultimately commission as officers to serve in the Air Force in a variety of career fields.
Research interests: visual analytics, educational data mining, interactive educational system design, adaptive learning technology
Research interests: behavioral issues in operations and supply management, supply chain risk management
Research interests: educational technology, cognitive science, learning analytics, game-based learning, linguistics, natural language processing, strategy learning, knowledge acquisition, reading comprehension, writing
Research interests: learning cognition, attention, self-regulation, instructional design, educational evaluation and assessment, generational differences - millennial generation
Research interests: intelligence analysis, government intelligence, operational planning, and organizational leadership, human dimension cognitive science
Research interests: educational technology, self-regulated learning, peer learning, writing instruction, STEM instruction, natural language processing
Research interests: rule of law and human rights projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central Africa and Latin America, train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies, support gender justice, collect and analyze first-person narratives from victims of atrocities
Research interests: instructional design and evaluation of technology-based, online learning systems.
Research interests: engineering education research, computer science education research, discipline-based education research, learning technology, collaboration in engineering class projects
Research interests: intelligent tutoring systems, adaptive educational technology, classroom orchestration systems, model-based science instruction
Research interests: Slavic, East European, Eurasian and Russian studies, historiography, civil-military relations, nationality politics, minority history, cultural history
Research interests: engineering education research, computer science education research, discipline-based education research, learning technology, collaboration in engineering class projects
Research interests: interdisciplinary, translational research that leverages knowledge and insights from theory and laboratory studies to answer real-world problems. Design, development, and implementation of educational technology for students and teachers in middle schools, high schools, and universities