About Us

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.

AADLC initiatives focus on:

  • Authentic Assessment
  • Learning Records for Competency Based Education
  • UX Design to Support Learning & Training

The following samples represent AADLC supported initiatives:

The AADLC was founded in 2000 as an independent node in the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). The purpose of ADL is to conduct research, development, testing, and evaluation to enhance distributed learning across the government. While the AADLC continues to work towards these broad aims, it has expanded its network of partners over time to include a wide range of academic, government, and industry organizations. The Academic ADL Co-Lab is helping to build the future of digital learning through an array of focused and broad based partnerships.

Learn more about the people at the AADLC or view our archive of past projects and publications.