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Managing Global Training Utilizing Distance Learning Technologies and Techniques: The United States Army Readiness Training


  • Susan Haugen

    (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA)

  • Robert Behling

    (Arrowrock Technologies, USA)

  • Wallace Wood

    (Bryant College, USA)

  • David Douglas

    (University of Arkansas, USA)


Distance learning (e-learning) is expanding at a very rapid pace as organizations throughout the world search for economical, responsive, and effective means to train workers to meet the challenges of the information age workplace. The Army Distance Learning Program (TADLP) model is discussed in the context of the global e-learning environment. Both e-learning infrastructure and management issues are identified, with emphasis on: (1) developing policy, (2) measuring performance, (3) managing resources, (4) maintaining standards, and (5) satisfying users. The TADLP program is challenging to manage effectively, and difficult to accurately assess program outcomes. The TADLP program is shown to have a well-executed infrastructure plan, quality management of both facilities and services by contractor-supplied staff, and well-designed classrooms. However, the program suffers from limited courseware, creating a bottleneck for full program utilization. A discussion follows relating the Army program to public and private e-learning programs and expectations.

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  • Susan Haugen & Robert Behling & Wallace Wood & David Douglas, 2003. "Managing Global Training Utilizing Distance Learning Technologies and Techniques: The United States Army Readiness Training," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 1(1), pages 89-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:1:y:2003:i:1:p:89-111

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