NATO introduces e-learning to its Building Integrity programme
The NATO Building Integrity (BI) toolkit now has a new innovative and effective learning tool. The “Online BI awareness course” introduces BI Discipline and the BI Community to NATO’s e-learning world.
BI Discipline identified the course as a requirement to ensure that corruption risks, integrity, accountability and good governance are well understood across NATO’s military and civilian structures, as well as NATO members and partners. The online training facility provides basic structured information and awareness, raising support to enhance professionalism and effectiveness across the Alliance and relevant national structures.
“Using e-learning is totally in line with global programming and ensures NATO and partner staff have access to high-quality education and training that can be tailored to individual needs, enabling personnel to effectively contribute to the NATO mission,” stressed Brigadier General Athanaios Tsouganatos from Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) at the NATO e-Learning Forum.
“In recognition of current and emerging trends in academia and industry, the Military Committee and Strategic Commanders have identified the need to regularly assess and refine NATO’s education and training framework. The composite force mix in current NATO operations requires education and training that enhance greater interoperability and understanding among its participants,” added Mr. Salih Cem Kumsal, an expert in Training Technologies at HQ SACT.
E-learning represents an innovative and powerful means of delivering requirements as well as offering increased access to education and training opportunities through on-demand availability, cost savings, self-paced courses, consistent and accurate delivery, condensed instruction and opportunities for collaboration.
Using e-learning ensures NATO and partner staff have access to high-quality education and training that can be tailored to individual needs, enabling personnel to effectively contribute to the NATO mission.
Since the NATO e-Learning Programme began, the use of electronic tools to support training has grown dramatically. The NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning System run by HQ SACT has 25,000 active users registered and around 150 new users register every day. It offers more than 120 online courses.