The ADL Initiative is the steward for the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.26 (“Distributed Learning”). Originally published in 2006 and revised in 2017, this DoD Instruction establishes processes for developing, managing, providing, and evaluating distributed learning for DoD military and civilian personnel, and it formally charters the Defense ADL Advisory Committee (DADLAC).
This DoD Instruction also formally assigns responsibility to the ADL Initiative and DADLAC for maintaining the Instruction’s “fungible references.” These define specific technical guidance, which is likely to change on a routine basis—too frequently to include in the base of the Instruction.
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Similar to DoDI 1322.26, NATO STANAG 2591 (Advanced Distributed Learning) provides implementation guidance for coalition distributed learning, in particular, defining interoperability requirements and best practices. This STANAG is stewarded by the NATO Training Group’s Individual Training and Education Developments (IT&ED) task group, which the ADL Initiative currently co-chairs on behalf of the US.