Virtual Learning Environment Introduced to HMS Sultan

Fleet Air Arm Engineering personnel at HMS Sultan are set to benefit from several new initiatives spearheaded by the development of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Developed within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), HMS Sultan, the introduction of the VLE ensures technicians can access all course material from anywhere in the world at any time.

The primary task of the RNAESS is the training of all Phase 2 and 3 Air Engineering Technicians and Survival Equipment Ratings as well as Phase 2 Air Engineering Officers.

Promoting the learning and development of these personnel remains at the core of the School’s function, with all of the staff educated in modern coaching and training techniques.

As part of the VLE development program the School will mature the model to include interaction with trainees via blogs and forums.

In addition the course material will remain available to personnel upon completion of their courses ensuring that individual users can be kept up-to-date with the latest training developments throughout their careers.

Commander Jim McNair, Officer Commanding the RNAESS said:

While the RNAESS is evolving with the new technology, what remains at the core of how and what we teach is the relationship between the instructor and the student.

The RNAESS has always been a place where learning needs to be of the highest quality and that has, and always will be, down to the professionalism and spirit of the team in the school.

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