Previous Article Next Article E-learning training pilot for RAFOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today The RAF is commissioning training consultancy LINE Communications to convertone of its mandatory training courses for Tornado aircraft managers toe-learning as part of a bigger plan to implement online learning across theMinistry of Defence (MoD). The course is aimed at officers and seniornon-commissioned officers assuming management positions within Tornadosquadrons. “This is one of a number of pilot projects aimed at increasing our experienceof e-learning prior to the anticipated launch of the MoD-wide e-learning systemknown as DELDMC,” said squadron leader Keith Watt. “We are looking tosee both where and how e-learning works for the student, the trainer and theoperating unit in the RAF”. LINE is working closely with the RAF on the content, much of which is beingre-used and re-purposed from existing material. The four-hour programmecomprises a blend of text, graphics and photography, along with animations offly-throughs to give context to complex technical elements. LINE also collaborated with the RAF to utilise existing lesson plans. Amajor consideration was to ensure the content is future-proof because it willbe posted on the DELDMC, which is yet to be implemented. “In terms of content, the challenge was to create learning materialthat is as good as or better than a classroom experience, and to positione-learning in a blended way as this content forms part of a week-longcourse,” explained LINE’s chief executive Piers Lea, who added that it wasalso crucial to build a relationship of trust and confidence with RAF trainingstaff, as for many, this was their first taste of e-learning. “It was important to be seen as credible, and to add value in front ofsubject matter experts and experienced classroom trainers,” he says. Andy Key, a director at LINE who is closely involved with the project,believes the RAF commission represents the next wave of e-learningimplementations. “The focus has shifted away from the LMS to the user and trainerexperience,” he said. “Content leads this debate. The approach theRAF is taking indicates a very strategic and holistic approach.” www.line.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.