Virtual tutors join the army

first_imgNew staff at British Army’s Land Command are being assigned an onlinevirtual tutor to help with IT training. Users can interact with a humaninstructor in live sessions accessed via an intranet connection and a standardbrowser. The training, for both basic and tailored IT applications, is aimed at LandCommand staff based in remote locations and unable to attend classroom sessionsduring the induction period. The £250,000 project is being delivered by the solutions and trainingdivisions of Parity. The company is providing the content, LMS andimplementation. Heather Moore, managing director at Parity solutions division, said:”The focus on the project is on user experience. Our investigations forthis particular project revealed that users did not interact well with basic,text-based computer-based training (CBT). “With our training division, we created virtual tutors to give thelearning process personality and provide a more interactive environment. Thisis a resource they can go back to and use to refresh their skills – something aclassroom environment alone cannot easily provide.” Lt Col Barry Keegan, ICS programme manager at HQ Land Command, said:”Our people are distributed across the country and all over the globe. ITtraining may not be our top priority, but it is still important our users areable to interact with our IT systems.” The on-line tutor is scheduled to go live this summer. Related posts:No related photos. Virtual tutors join the armyOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more