Making Improvements to The Army Distributed Learning Program
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The Army Distributed Learning Program TADLP, established in 1998, is part of the Armys training and leader development system and supports execution of the Armys training and leader development strategies. Distributed learning DL enhances and extends traditional approaches to learning by making use of multiple means and technologies to enable the delivery of training and learning wherever and whenever soldiers and leaders need it. Despite a growing recognition of the role to be played by DL, resources for producing courseware within TADLP are limited and declining. In 2008, TADLP received only enough funding to develop a small fraction of the total institutional requirement. Further, as of January 2008, funding for TADLP for FY 2006 through FY 2011 had decreased by 40 percent from the amount budgeted three years earlier. Moreover, budget figures reveal that the production of DL courseware is receiving less emphasis over time, with a greater proportion of TADLP funds going toward the Army Learning Management System ALMS and DL classrooms. Considering the growing importance of DL within the Armys training, in FY 2007-2008, the Armys Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC asked RAND Arroyo Center to assess TADLPs performance and provide options for improvement, both in the near and longer terms. By agreement with the sponsor, the project focused on the courseware that most directly supports readiness.
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