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Department of Energy Creates Online-Learning Platform for Technical Training

Washington—The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a new open-source online-learning platform designed to facilitate technical training. The platform, called the National Training and Education Resource, or NTER, is already being used at Duke University Medical School and 17 Illinois community colleges, said John Shockley, senior project manager at SRI International, the company that developed […]

Engaging and Informing Military Educators

Linda Frank is the director of Veteran and Military Education at Empire State College, where she manages military and veterans’ education programs and services across the college’s 34 locations, including the Center for Distance Learning, which serves students online in New York, nationally and internationally. Military Advanced EducationFull Interview

Army, Navy and National Guard first to venture onto Pinterest

Several U.S. military agencies have taken the first leaps to establish a presence on the rapidly-growing Pinterest social media website—but it can be difficult to tell apart the agencies’ official “pinboards” and “pins” on the site from those created by fans. Federal Computer WeekFull Article

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Selects Blackboard Learn for Expanded Training Program 1

More Than 150,000 Soldiers Annually Will Train on Blackboard PlatformSOURCE: PR NewsireRead the Press Release

Supporting High Level Simulation Concepts

Interview with Colonel Marcus A. Boyd, Commander Air Force Agency for Modeling and SimulationColonel Marcus “Shaka” Boyd is commander, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), Orlando, Fla. AFAMS is the Air Force’s top-level modeling and simulation policy implementation, integration and support agency. Boyd is responsible for the implementation, integration, support and transition of […]

Are Video Games Evil?

On a monday evening last fall, in the Crystal Gateway Marriott a few blocks from the Pentagon, a group of academics, journalists, and software developers gathered to play with the U.S. military’s newest toys. In one corner of the hotel’s ballroom, two men climbed into something resembling a jeep. Read the Full Article

DOT e-learning ready to go

“The system is up, we have migrated all the data in,” she said Oct. 20, during a panel at FCW Events’ annual e-learning conference. “We could be using the system if we had the policies and the procedures and the internal infrastructure in place to support the system.” Read the Full Story

You CAN Complete Your College Degree

But — hang on to your mortarboard — you can finish your degree. The whole world is moving around nowadays, and both the Department of Defense and educational institutions nationwide have responded by making it possible for shifting students to complete their educational goals.Read the Full Story