DoD Handbook- Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Products and Systems (Part 5 of 5 parts)

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4.2.3 Standards that support the ADL Initiative and overlying architecture.

To meet DoD-wide needs, there must be standards for courseware interoperability that are compatible among vendors and that do not sacrifice quality, transparency of operations, or efficiency of storage, manipulation, and management. As potentially one of the largest users of courseware development, delivery, storage, and management systems, the DoD can and does influence Industry trends. The primary agent in addressing the critical area of standards generation to meet the goals of the ADL Initiative has been the ADL Technical Working Group (TWG). This collaborative group is comprised of representatives from DoD, Industry, Academia, other Federal agencies, and all the major standards-granting organizations. To fulfill the objectives of the ADL Initiative it was necessary for the TWG to develop a unique new standard for sharable courseware. Through their collaborative efforts the SCORM was developed. SCORM is a standard that includes the capability of tagging course structures and instructional elements so that any SCORM conformant courseware is transportable to any SCORM conformant training system.

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1. This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD).
2. This handbook is intended for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply.
3. MIL-HDBK-29612-5 is Part 5 of 5 Parts. Part 5 provides background information that may be used by DoD (all Services) and Industry for the acquisition and development of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) products and systems. These products support the ADL Initiative. Use of this guidance is not mandatory.

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