Accession Number : ADA524267


Title :   Technology Supported Self-Development for Soldiers Deploying to Afghanistan


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Lemay, John C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524267.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This study is a resource Soldiers can use to help prepare for a deployment to Afghanistan by creating a self-development plan using technology supported tools. First, the study identifies some types of knowledge technology supported tools can impart to Soldiers. Then the study catalogues specific types of technology supported tools including documentaries, movies, YouTube videos, iPhone applications, games, and language training software. Next, the study assesses which of the tools it catalogued are the most effective at imparting the various types of knowledge. Finally, the study provides a Soldier with an example self-development plan illustrating how the technology supported tools could be used over time to prepare for a deployment to Afghanistan.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *DEPLOYMENT , COMPUTER GAMES , CULTURE , AFGHANISTAN , VIDEO NETWORKS , COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , LEARNING


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE