United States Army War College

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Nov 24, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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United States Army War College

United States Army War College

established 1901


Carlisle Barracks, PA


established 1757


United States Army War College

The Army War College's Mobile
Learning Initiative

COL Charles E. Grindle

Faculty Instructor

Distance Education Department

United States Army War College



Background



Advancing Mobile Learning



Cloud Storage



Next Steps


Agenda

Mobile Learning

Ability to deliver content to
a device an individual is
more than likely to
possess when a learning
opportunity presents itself.

United States Army War College

Background


Summer of Change


New Commandant and Provost


Technical leadership changes


Curriculum Revisions and Experiential Learning


DoD

Cloud Computing Strategy


DISA Mobile Pilot


Reorganization of Army War College


Surveyed Army War College
Class of 2013 students:
54% desire electronic curriculum
vs

traditional

books



Pilot Project on Portal: “Curriculum on the Go”


Survey of faculty (40% without mobile devices)


United States Army War College

Advancing Mobile Learning


Commandant/Provost
initiative for USAWC to support
mobile learners


Classification of curriculum (
UnClass
/NON
-
FOUO/Public releasable)


Consideration of copyright and academic databases


Approval from DA CIO/G6 for an operational
assessment of cloud technology (based on
DoD

strategy)

United States Army War College

Cloud Storage


Small group of War College faculty and 3 resident
seminars (~60 folks) set out to evaluate Box


Received DA CIO/G6 approval
for a formal

Operational Assessment of Box for both resident and
distance education courses at Army War

College


Benefit:

Army War College focuses on curriculum
while the cloud vendor focuses on apps and
supporting device
-
agnostic connection


Two lines of effort

are emerging:


Delivery of education (Students

and faculty)


Outreach

(Army
War College Institutes interfacing

with their community of practice
)



United States Army War College

Next Steps

01 NOV 12
-

Full
rollout of Box to
faculty, staff and
students (226 managed users to date)

06 NOV 12
-

Piloting 3 DISA

iPads

with Good MDM

28 FEB 13


Issue
devices to
students, faculty and
select staff to
“bridge” gap for

users without devices

MAR 13
-

Re
-
evaluate Army War College current in
-
house Learning Management System (OASIS);
currently not completely mobile
-
enabled

MAR

13
-

Evaluate other cloud technologies (beyond
Box)

AY 14
-

Working towards 100% BYOD solution

AY 14


Complementing Curriculum delivery with apps



United States Army War College

Questions?