Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A new e-learning system is set to save the US navy £14m ($20m) over the next10 years. From October, Thinq’s e-learning system will be installed on the navy’sships so that 1.2 million sailors can access training from land or sea. Bill Dyas, branch head of distributive learning at the US navy, said thee-learning system will reduce the travel costs of staff seeking training andcut training time by 20 per cent. Dyas said, “E-learning fits perfectly into the navy’s primary mission whichis to bring more knowledge to more sailors, faster and at less cost. We have amobile workforce and our challenge is to reach and train all of them.” Staff will be able to access most of the 3,860 naval training courses on theintranet. The e-learning courses will consist of one-hour sessions that arepart of month-long modules on subjects ranging from leadership to IT skills. The system will also be used to assess potential recruits. “This is theperfect win-win HR situation,” Dyas said. “Our raw materials will beof a higher level bringing better knowledge and skills to the table at thebeginning. Better recruits will lead to a better product.” E-learning for US sailorsOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.