Accession Number : ADA321230

Title :   Distance Learning and the Reserve Components.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 95-Nov 96,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Metzko, J. ; Redding, G. A. ; Fletcher, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA321230

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report summarizes and evaluates Service plans to adopt distance learning (DL) technologies submitted in response to tasking by the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The evaluation includes consideration of information exchanged in joint-Service/OSD (Office of the Secretary of Defense) groups that have been reviewing Service training requirements and training technology. The evaluation of DL plans resulted in the following major findings: (1) DL has the potential to provide effective training and to reduce costs; (2) DL is little used by DoD today; (3) converting to DL requires sizable up-front investments; (4) the Services plan to convert about one in five courses to DL; (5) joint management of DL is needed to maximize savings; and (6) data gaps preclude intelligent DL investment decisions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *EDUCATION, *MILITARY TRAINING, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INVESTMENTS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, ECONOMICS, COSTS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, TRAINING MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE