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DoD Instruction 1322.26 (“Distributed Learning”)

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).

Click here to view the DoD Instruction 1322.26 ("Distributed Learning")

DoDI 1322.26 Fungible References

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.

Click here to view the fungible references for the DoDI 1322.26

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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.

Click here to view the NATO STANAG 2591 (Advanced Distributed Learning)