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The Development of the Army Education Information System (AREIS)

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The Learning and Information Technology Systems Team of the U.S . of the U.S. Army Research Institute ARI performs research and development in educational technology with applicability to military education and training. Of special interest is the research in applications of computer technology. The development and implementation of computer-based systems is seen as a solution to current Army problems such as the management of career and educational information available to soldiers. This report reviews the development of one such system--the Army Education Information System AREIS--and indicates a formative evaluation plan to assess its operation at Army Education Centers. The Army Education Information System AREIS concept evolved from a needs assessment conducted at Army Education Centers worldwide. A prototype system was designed, and selected portions of AREIS were tested at Fort Sill, OK. The objective of the U.S. Army is to produce a combat-ready force through the development of personal skills and military proficiency. The Army Continuing Education System ACES supports this objective by providing educational opportunities to soldiers and enabling them to develop career goals that include military service and postservice education and training. Army Education Centers AEC have been established at every Army post having a minimum of 750 military members. These centers provide programs that are designed to 1 satisfy the skill development and occupational needs of the Army, 2 increase soldier potential, 3 enhance job satisfaction, and 4 increase personal educational growth.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

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