Research: The Facts Underpinning the Army’s Learning Model for 2015 at the Maneuver Center of Excellence
Announcement and Invitation
Columbus State University invites you to attend, contribute to, and participate in the Second Annual Learning and Technology Symposium to be held November 7-8, 2012 at the Cunningham Center, Columbus State University Columbus, Georgia. The Symposium will address, explore and exchange information on state-of-the-art learning strategies and technology that are best suited to meet the challenge of preparing America's Soldiers and leaders of the future. The overarching goal of the symposium is to continue the dialogue relative to improving learning and learning technology for the U.S. Army and to present the research findings emerging from Columbus State University’s Research Program in support of the Maneuver Center of Excellence. The research program is designed to augment existing Army research capabilities by focusing exclusively on learning and learning technology issues important to the Armor and Infantry brigades with instructional responsibilities at the MCOE. Under this one-of-a-kind research program Columbus State University graduate students and doctoral candidates will conduct research into areas relative to MCOE courses as mutually determined by the brigade commanders and University faculty. The focus of the research effort will be on subjects related to the Army Learning Model (ALM) for 2015. A link to TRADOC Pamphlet 525-8-2, The Army Learning Concept for 2011, dated 20 Jan 11, is provided at the Reference web page under Symposium Details. The status, emerging findings, and results from the research will be presented at the Learning & Technology Symposium 2012. Participation in the L&T Symposium 2012 is extended to members of the armed services, the defense and education industries, researchers, instructional designers, educators, businessmen, and interested parties in all learning disciplines, specialties, and technologies.
The primary purpose of this year’s symposium is to provide a forum for academics, the military, defense and educational industries to continue the dialogue relative to the precepts of ALM for 2015 and to discuss the ongoing research at the MCOE that is being conducted by Columbus State University graduate and doctoral students under the direction of University faculty. The focus of the research effort will be on subjects related to ALM for 2015. As in 2011, the symposium will also provide a forum to discuss emerging educational technologies and instructional strategies and how they can enhance the Army’s ability to train and educate the force. The L&T Symposium 2012 is especially interested in showcasing leading and emerging technologies, methods, systems, practices, and research in the field of learning and learning technology.
The symposium will feature presentations of Demonstrations, Research Workshops, as well as Panels to examine and discuss the Learning and Learning Technologies needed in preparing the future U.S. Army Soldiers and leaders for the challenges confronting our nation in 2015 and beyond. Participation by industry, academia, and government is encouraged and welcomed. Detailed information pertaining to the symposium to include a call for demonstrations are included within this website. Attend this exciting new symposium to learn about the state of leading edge and emerging learning technologies and instructional design strategies to include research, methods, best practices, and systems. Mark your calendar now and plan on participating in Columbus State University's Symposium on Learning and Technology from November 7-8, 2012.