21st Century Senior Leader Education: Ubiquitous Open Access Learning Environment
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States Army War College USAWC provides an educational network for students attending Senior Service College SSC commensurate with the networks of any other Army installation. The resident educational network limits discourse to only Common Access Card CAC carrying individuals within the Department of Defense. This restricts traditional university academic discourse and prohibits the use of personally owned or military issued mobile devices to access educational content in the .mil domain. The restrictions for personally owned devices not only prohibit simple tasks such as, looking up publications, doctrine, or accessing research resources, but they negatively affect a strategic leaders ability to build a Personal Learning Environment PLE students can take with them for lifelong learning upon graduation. This paper begins by providing an overview of the literature defining the 21st Century Educational environment from a public and Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC perspective for todays Army senior leader education system. The paper then examines the infrastructure currently supporting the Senior Service College student educational environment. Finally, the paper articulates a recommendation for the Army to enable 21st Century Education.
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- Military Forces and Organizations