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The “Black Hole” in Online Learning

For quite some time, we have known that a massive black hole is at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers were able to measure the mass of the black hole in “our neighborhood” and others in the universe and the gravity waves emitting from them. However, scientists were unable to see inside …

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Importance of Engagement in Online Learning Environments

Learner engagement is essential for successful online training. When learners are engaged, they are more likely to be motivated to take online courses, absorb the content being shared and achieve their learning goals. There are a number of factors that can contribute to learner engagement in online learning, including: Research on Learner Engagement and Online …

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Is the DoD Really Serious About Becoming AI-Ready?

One of the main recommendations from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s final report released in 2021 was that the U.S. Department of Defense must be AI-ready by 2025. This guidance was based on concerns that China was moving rapidly to overcome U.S. technological advantages and the impact this maneuvering would have on the …

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ChatGPT: Friend or Foe to the Intelligence Community

I think it is safe to say that large language models and generative artificial intelligence, like ChatGPT, have taken the worlds of technology and work by storm. The unique capabilities of ChatGPT present an opportunity to enhance productivity across a wide number of functions. New research out of MIT supports this thought: “The ChatGPT using group …

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Professional Development Is a Differentiator Government Contractors Can’t Afford to Overlook

Investing in learning and development for your staff is a critical discriminator that your company can’t overlook when pursuing Federal government contracts (new business and recompetes). Professional development (e.g., online learning and other training opportunities) is always one of the first talent-related expenditures put on the “chopping block” during budget negotiations. And, if I may …

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2023 Online Training Forecast: Fueled by AI

As I was reflecting on FedLearn successes last year (including the U.S. Department of Defense piloting our artificial intelligence/data science course catalog and AI-powered, online learning platform) and looking ahead to 2023, I began pondering the future possibilities of AI-powered online training. So, what should we expect from AI-powered, online training in 2023? Here are …

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