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Leveraging Science and Technology to Launch Innovation in Learning

2018; IITSEC; Vierling, Kendy;  et. al.

In remarks about the National Defense Strategy, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, observed that in a time of rapid technological change and an over-stretched military, “Success does not go to the country that develops a new technology first, but rather, to the one that better integrates it and more swiftly adapts its way of fighting” (2018, emphasis is ours). Services within the Department of Defense (DoD) and agencies across the national security community are transitioning from an antiquated learning model to a more agile one that better leverages innovation and emerging learning science and technology (S&T). Service members and the civilian workforce seek to integrate these new learning capabilities and expect to obtain more personalized and accelerated learning as a result.