Personalizing the self-learning experience
In response to need for flexibility in time and place of adult learners, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative is supporting the development of PERLS (PERvasive Learning System), an adaptive learning app designed to provide learners with micro-learning opportunities on their mobile devices. The Tech Center is collaborating with ADL’s contractor, SRI International*, in the testing of PERLS in the context of language learning.
The Tech Center is involved in the identification and creation of suitable language learning materials to be recommended through PERLS and in a pilot test to identify desirability, usability, and initial usage trends.
* SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research center located in Menlo Park, California, whose mission is to work with clients in government and industry to take R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace. Funding for PERLS is from the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Freed, M., Yarnall, L., Dinger, J., Gervasio, M., Overholtzer, A., Pérez-Sanagustin, M., Roschelle, J, and Spaulding, A. (2014) PERLS: An Approach to Pervasive Personal Assistance in Adult Learning, Paper presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Menlo Park, California.