3D Interactive Tech Talk – Navy, MOOCs & Boeing

Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.

Navy’s Top 80 To-Dos Include Training Action Items

The Navy released 80 efforts that require action and there were seven notable training action items among them that speak to the potential use of 3D interactive technology:

1. Use tablet devices to document maintenance and perform training
2. Distance learning to improve maintenance training programs
3. Return training focus to effectiveness versus completion
4. Reduce purely computer-based training, perceived as “gundecking by clicking”
5. Direct all GMT to be “pull” vs “push” training
6. Recommend face-to-face training for newer recruits only (those in Navy less than two or three years)
7. Train sailors on what to do, rather than what not to do


MOOCS Will Soon Set Standard For Corporate Learning
Taking training beyond the classroom, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) are becoming standard fare in forward-thinking corporations. Their semi-synchronous, self-paced offerings are particularly appealing to corporations as they provide greater flexibility AND higher retention rates for participants. Expect to see more of these, coming to a business near you!

Boeing Makes Digital, Internet-based, Virtual Training a Reality

Boeing has made virtual training a reality by offering interactive maintenance training for its 787 Dreamliner mechanics. “The use of personal tablet computers, interactive computer-based training, three-dimensional images and desktop simulation makes it possible to deliver training more efficiently,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Training & Flight Services. And if an airline can do it, imagine what your company can do!

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