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Fri, 2019-04-05 16:15

Civilian Education System - Phase 1 Distributed Learning (DL) Update

The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) launched the revised Phase 1 prerequisite Intermediate and Advanced DL courses early in FY17 as part of a significant program revision. The FY17 online prerequisite courses were significantly more challenging than their predecessors. Feedback indicated courses were long, difficult, and failed to accurately measure student learning. Application level assessments were identified as frustrating and an obstacle to course completion.

AMSC responded to student and Army Civilian Corps leader feedback and made four significant modifications. Modifications were targeted at reducing student frustration and eliminating course completion obstacles. Modifications enacted are:

  • Post Lesson Assessments. Application level, scenario-based lesson assessments were removed. They were replaced by straight-forward, knowledge-based, multiple choice questions focused solely on measuring student learning. This enhancement drastically reduced time and frustration students faced trying to complete assessments.
  • Lesson Pre-tests. Pre-test were developed for each lesson. Pre-test are knowledge-based multiple-choice questions assessing lesson objective knowledge. Students scoring 90% or higher are credited for lesson completion and do not have to work through the lesson. Approximately 20% of pre-tests taken have been passed to date.
  • Lesson Guides. Each lesson now has a companion lesson guide. Lesson guides mirror lesson content narratives, serve as reference material, and are provided to students immediately following the pre-test. Each lesson guide is a downloadable PDF that can be saved for future reference. Students can use lesson guides as they work through the computer based lessons and as a reference when taking lesson post-tests.
  • Lesson Completion Options. Students now have three options to complete lesson materials if they don’t pass the pre-test. The options include: 1) completing the Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) modules; 2) reviewing lesson guides; or 3) a combination of IMIs and lesson guides (recommended option). Upon completion of either an IMI or lesson guide, students will have access to the post-test. (Available with course enrollments after 1 Apr 19.)

Preliminary feedback indicates these enhancements improve student learning and success rates, while simultaneously reducing the time it takes to complete the course. AMSC will continue to assess overall time commitments to distance learning in order to optimize student outcomes. AMSC appreciates the feedback and continued dialogue on course enhancements.


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Fri, 2019-04-05 15:44

Join us as we discuss a broad range of leadership and leader development topics for the Army Profession. The AMSC Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Click below for more information!

https://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/amsc/podcast


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Fri, 2018-10-12 12:49

The Army Management Staff College is launching a newly-designed version of its classic Action Officer Development Course. This redesigned AODC has been available for students in the Army Learning Management System since Oct. 1.

Read the full story at the Fort Leavenworth Lamp.

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Mon, 2017-11-20 14:29

The Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) FY18 Catalog of Civilian Leader Development (CLD) Opportunities contains valuable information regarding Army and TRADOC CLD training program information documents, links to application forms, application checklists, Command Career Program Manager contact roster, CLD POC contact roster, etc. You will also find direct links to sites such as Army Career Tracker (ACT), DPMAP, electronic OPF, MyBiz+, MyPay, DTS, and many more. For more information on this valuable resource, please visit the TRADOC DCS, G-1/4 website.

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Tue, 2017-08-08 12:59

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Thu, 2017-06-01 09:15

The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is honored to recognize a father and son who both recently completed the Civilian Education System Advanced Course (AC) together on 26 May 2017. Mr. Perry Cushman, the father, and Mr. Antonio Cushman, the son, are both supervisors at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. In total, 111 students graduated from AC 17-005, which took place 1–26 May 2017 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

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Tue, 2017-05-02 14:03

Our newly launched Organizational Leader Development Course provides a flexible distributed learning opportunity that enables Army Civilians to become more effective leaders at the organizational level. This course is designed to enhance Army Civilian skills to meet changing workforce leadership requirements.

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Wed, 2016-09-28 09:20

Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy recognizes Army Management Staff College Committee members for earning the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year Award: Learner Engagement during a State of Command Workforce Update on Friday, Sept 23.. Brice H. Johnson, director of the Department of Direct Leadership, was on-hand to accept the 2016 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year Award: Learner Engagement on behalf of the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Committee at a ceremony held in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, Sept. 22. Click the photo to read more about this great honor. (Photo Credit: Dan Neal, Army University)

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Thu, 2016-07-28 15:04

Retired Army Col. Kim Summers cites Army doctrine to argue that Department of the Army civilians are indeed professionals and members of the Army Profession. This article responds to a previous Military Review article that held a differing viewpoint.

Article:"The Army Civilian Corps: Professionals in the Making"

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Wed, 2015-12-02 12:25

In the "SES Engagement Program," a senior executive from across the Army Enterprise spends a full week with an Advanced Course class. The four-week Advanced Course is the required leader development course for all Army Civilians in grades GS-13, GS-14, and GS-15. The course curriculum offers learning experiences to promote leading complex organizations in support of national security and defense strategies; integrating Army and Joint systems in support of the Joint Force; inspiring vision and creativity; implementing change; and managing programs. For more on this story, click the photo above.

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