Welcome to the AADL Co-Lab website!


The Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory (AADLC) is an applied research and development center working in the field of online learning and digital media. Since Spring 2010, The AADLC has been housed within the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s division of Continuing Education Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL) where it performs work with both internal and external partners. As an applied research and development center, the AADLC works to build the future of digital learning through an array of focused and broad based partnerships that span academic, corporate, and government organizations.

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MASLO authoring tool with online resources support

You asked, we delivered: We worked hard to expand the MASLO authoring tool to support online resource content pieces. This is a beta release of the authoring tool and we very much appreciate feedback how the new functionality works for you!

Additionally, this release  contains import/export functionality to allow easy transfer of MASLO content packs between different computers.



Mac OS

UW Extension Learning Portal (beta) now live!

The UW Extension Learning Portal (beta) is now live. Apps can be found in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Click for more information…

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New version of the MASLO authoring tool released

We have just released a new version (0.6) of the MASLO authoring tool. This release contains a few minor bug fixes and improvements of the initial window size. Please find the new downloads here.

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Cathrin Weiss and Rovy Branon to speak at UW-Stevens Point

Cathrin Weiss and Rovy Branon will speak to School of Education Faculty and provide a guest lecture for Dr. Kele Anyanwu‘s Educational Technology class at UW-Stevens Point on November 4, 2013.  The topic for these talks is mobile learning, educational technology, and the use of the AADL MASLO mobile learning platform.

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AECT Competency-based Dashboard Presentation

Rovy Branon will present at the upcoming Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Conference on Friday November 1, 2013 in Anaheim, CA. His topic is Developing a Competency-based Student Dashboard: A Design Case. This case is part of the work that the AADL is developing in support of the UW Flexible Option. Slides […]

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We are hiring! Associate Director of R&D

We are looking for someone to join our team in Madison, WI. See this page for the full position information and to learn how to apply. From the job description: The Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory (AADLC) at the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Division of Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning (CEOEL) welcomes applications for a non-tenure […]

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Rovy Branon at DevLearn 2013

Rovy Branon will be speaking at the 2013 DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas on Friday October 25, 2013 at 8:30am. The title of his talk is Fresh Perspectives in Instructional Design. This talk will be recorded and a link to this recording will be added once it is available. If you are attending DevLearn, please stop […]

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MASLO workshop at DT&L

We will offer a workshop on building applications with MASLO at the 2013 Distance Teaching and Learning conference in Madison, WI. Check it out!

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Version 0.5 of the MASLO authoring tool released

We have just released version 0.5 of the MASLO authoring tool. This release contains various bug fixes, as well as the option to assign a category to a content pack. Check it out on the MASLO download page.

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