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ASU-ADL

Capabilities
Research Projects
About Us
The ASU ADL Partnership Lab’s primary focus will be on exploratory learning environments which are more task than content oriented; moving towards a new paradigm for learning that is lifelong and can be integrated with everything we do.
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 at URL - http://www.adlnet.org/



Leadership
Nancy J. Cooke
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. She also recently chaired a study panel for the National Academies on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Dr. Cooke was a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2008-2012. Dr. 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, Dr. 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
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:
https://github.com/adlnet/xAPI-Spec. ADL would like to express [...]
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

Coming Soon
Dr. Nancy Cook and Dr. 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
Director of the Learning and Cognition Lab (LCL) Institute for the Science of Teaching & Learning Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching Foundation Professor Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Learning Cognition Attention Self-regulation Instructional design Educational evaluation and assessment Generational differences - millennial generation
Educational Technology, Cognitive Science, Learning Analytics, Game-based Learning, Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Strategy Learning, Knowledge Acquisition, Reading Comprehension, Writing
Educational technology, self-regulated learning, peer learning, writing instruction, STEM instruction, natural language processing
Executive Director, Research Professor, Institute for the Science of Teaching & Learning, Innovation Fellow, EdPlus, Digital Teaching and Learning Action Lab
is a Professor of Educational Technology, in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation. She previously taught at The University of Texas at Austin and San Diego State University. Her area of focus is instructional design and evaluation of technology-based and online learning systems.
Data mining, web and text mining, data cleaning and information extraction, workflows and semantic web services, database systems
Engineering Education Research, Computer Science Education Research, Discipline-based Education Research, Learning Technology, Collaboration in Engineering Class Projects
is the assistant director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and an assistant research professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Engineering Education Research, Computer Science Education Research, Discipline-based Education Research, Learning Technology, Collaboration in Engineering Class Projects
Intelligent tutoring systems, Adaptive educational technology, Classroom orchestration systems, Model-based science instruction
Research Interests: Visual Analytics, Educational Data Mining, Interactive Educational System Design, Adaptive Learning Technology
Director EDGE Innovation Network
Professor of History, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; Director, Office of Veteran and Military Academic Engagement
Associate Director of the new initiative at Arizona State University, the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement (OVMAE
Co-Director, Center on the Future of War Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and International Human Rights Law
Lloyd Brown
System Engineer, ASURE
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, PhD in Operations and Sourcing Management from Michigan State University.
Professor of Aerospace Studies Commander, AFROTC Detachment 025 - Arizona State University