Accession Number:

ADA618711

Title:

PME and Online Education in the Air Force: Raising the Game

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The U.S. House of Representative s 2010 assessment of professional military education PME Another Crossroads Professional Military Education Two Decades After the Goldwater-Nichols Act and the Skelton Panel was clearly intended to present a comprehensive evaluation of education for U.S. military officers, and in many ways, the report accomplishes that goal admirably. However, Another Crossroads does not assess the area of distance learning in much depth or detail. In fact, the 238-page report contains only nine brief comments or references to distance learning. This lack of detailed consideration of nonresident education was certainly understandable in 1989 when the U.S. House Armed Services Committee issued its first critical assessment of PME in the well-known Skelton Report.2 After all, that was still the era of the traditional correspondence or box of books distance learning method for those who did not attend a PME school in residence.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE