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Moving From Federal Aviation

Administration
Instructor Led Training
to eLearning

Presented to: World Aviation Training Conference


By: Stephen Koch, ATMS Program Manager
Date: 29 April 2009
About Our Mission
• Gov’t aircraft and Crews
– CL 601, CL 604, LR 60, BE 300 (Bulk of fleet)
– Total of 168 Pilots and Mission Specialists

• Inspect the National Airspace System (NAS)

• Inspect both Domestic and Int’l systems


– Military contingent

• FAR 135 certificated program


– Voluntary
– Non-passenger Carrying
– Exemptions

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BE 300

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Where We Were
• Road Shows $$$
– 6 bases of Operations (ACY, ANC, ATL, BTL, OKC, SAC)
– Budget Constraints
– Content Standardization Issues

• Third party on-line training providers


– Check in the block
– Lost control of content and expensive

• Record Keeping
– Spread Sheets
– Error Prone

• Mountains of paper files/records

• Mistakes/Self Disclosures
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What We Needed
• Needed a way to deliver training more efficiently
and timely to crews remotely

• Needed a way to ensure content standardization


and relevance (Regain control over our content)

• Had to get away from error prone paper methods of


tracking training

• Research for a Cost Effective alternative

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Results
• Aviation Training Management System (ATMS)
– Manages Training Requirements
– Provides performance data required by Regulatory Agencies
– Schedules training resources
• Devices, instructors, trainees, instructors-in-training and
observers
– Manages current and historical records
• Positions, qualifications, user defined entries and training
records
– Forecasts future training requirements
– Delivers On-line content through the use of ATMS Web
application

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ATMS Web

• What is ATMS Web?


– Instructor / student interface w/ ATMS Core
– Allows access to personal information
• Medical expirations, addresses, phone numbers
– Allows instructors to see and grade training
evolutions……On-line!
– Allows students to see upcoming classroom,
flight/simulator training they are assigned to
– Allows students to take SCORM compliant online
content through the ATMS Web LMS application

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Web Training Process
• We develop our own content in Power Point
– Most of our content was already in Power Point we just had to
modify it for Web deployment

• Publish the PP products into Flash content for Web


Deployment
– Articulate Pro ’09 Suite (Authoring Tool)
– Publish for SCORM reporting and tracking

• Place training content on our own servers for


deployment to our crews using ATMS Web
– When and how we want
– Great Time Savings

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Web Training Results
• Smooth and quick delivery of content to our crews when and how
we wish using a common Web user interface

• Regained control over our content quality for regulatory and non-
regulatory mission training (Blended training possibility)
– Scenario based

• 100% Training Tracking (Zero Errors)


– Electronic Database
– Self Auditing
– Validate Training (Not a check in the block type of training)

• Very cost effective

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Questions

Stephen F. Koch
ATMS Program Manager
AVN / Federal Aviation Administration
stephen.f.koch@faa.gov
(404) 893-4668

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