23 Apr '13, 12am

How the @USArmy's #learning cloud means accessible class materials (via @defense_news) CC: @BlackboardProEd

How the @USArmy's #learning cloud means accessible class materials (via @defense_news) CC: @BlackboardProEd

Army learning institutions are making course materials that were once hidden behind online firewalls more accessible, on students’ mobile devices and in their homes. A one-year Army pilot program is aimed at helping students learn by unshackling course materials from the service’s increasingly tougher cybersecurity measures — which are fine for operational computer networks but perhaps overkill for Army schools, say officials close to the effort. The Command and General Staff College, based at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is the first to implement a cloud computing solution that takes nonsensitive course materials from a dot-mil environment to a dot-com cloud. The cloud is managed by the Washington, D.C.-based Blackboard Inc., which furnishes similar learning management services to academic institutions around the globe. “You’re seeing more students bringing their own mobile de...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130422/TSJ01/3042200...

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