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Navy eLearning Moves to New Learning Management System

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS100803-05

By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- A major milestone toward increasing capabilities of Navy eLearning (NeL) was reached July 21 with the announcement of the contract for the Enterprise Training Management Delivery System (ETDMS) modernization program for the current Learning Management System (LMS) - the backbone of NeL.

ETMDS is a modernization initiative for the existing LMS - Distance Learning program. ETMDS will update existing shore-side Navy eLearning capabilities, and provides numerous options for delivering additional capabilities in the area of workforce management and development.

"With a contract in place, we are ready to move forward with the modernization our LMS," said Capt. Michael S. Murphy, program manager for the Sea Warrior Program/Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS PMW 240). "Awarding the contract to the winner, Booz Allen Hamilton, is the result of many months of effort on the part of a talented team from multiple organizations. Partnering with the PEO-EIS PMW 240 staff were the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC)."

"We expect the ETDMS system to become operational by the spring of 2012 and offer significant technology upgrades to users, including navigational search capabilities, better statistics and reporting, trends and forecasting for learning managers," said Roger White, Sea Warrior's training and education assistant program manager. "Contractor projections also indicate ETMDS will make more efficient use of computational resources."

The switch to ETDMS as an LMS takes place as NeL is fast becoming the single site for learning management within the Navy. In addition to LMS services for commands and activities, NeL offers individual learning opportunities and includes a comprehensive catalog of distance learning course offerings available internationally 24/7, to active duty and Reserve military, Department of the Navy civilians, contractors, dependents and retirees.

The catalog contains more than 5,000 courses, and supports Navy "A" and "C" schools with content and learning management services. NeL also allows individual learners to continue their training and professional development with General Military Training, Professional Military Education modules and refresher training.

To visit the Navy eLearning catalog, click on the Navy Knowledge Online website at and after logging in, click on 'Navy e-learning online courses' under the 'learning' tab on the top right of the page.

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