The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)/ Technical Standards Working Group’s mission defined in the Strategic Vision for Further Development of the PfP Consortium is to leverage education technologies as a tool to support and promote a collaborative network of defense academies and to facilitate defense education interoperability.
The Group has been working to accomplish its specific tasks: Implement partner nation use of technology and communication capabilities in the area of education and training; Support and develop national Advanced Distributed Learning capabilities and skills; Investigate and support use of modern classroom training including virtual classrooms and blended solutions.
In terms of goals, the ADL/ Technical Standards Working Group seeks to ensure that all interested PfPC countries and institutions know and understand the benefits of using ADL as an alternative/ supplementary approach to education and training; that they have access to free content that focuses on defense and security policy education; that they have access to free open source tools to support content production and distribution; and that they have the opportunity to collaborate in the fields of content production and tool development primarily with a view to lower the individual investments they have to make.
Finally, the efforts of the ADL/ Technical Standards Working Group are specifically focused on “ADL capability building” in countries and organizations that are new to this area. Providing the required infrastructure and expertise is a prerequisite to spreading e-learning and mobile learning content that specifically supports the PfP Consortium’s interests.
- PfPC ADL Email: pfpcadl [at] marshallcenter.org
- PfPC Office Germany: +49 (0) 08821 750 27 08