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Tables of Contents for Army Distance Learning
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
iii
 
Figures
ix
 
Tables
xi
 
Summary
xiii
 
Acknowledgments
xxi
 
Acronyms
xxiii
 
Introduction
1
6
Background
1
3
Purpose of This Report
4
1
Organization of This Document
5
2
The Problem of Personnel Shortages for Readiness
7
8
What Is the Scope of the Personnel Shortage Problem in the Army?
7
2
How Are MOSs with a Personnel Shortage Problem Identified?
9
6
An Approach to Analyzing Appropriate DL-Based Army Strategies for Alleviating Personnel Shortages
15
12
Strategies to Reduce Shortage MOSs and How DL Could Help
16
2
Selection Criteria for Choosing MOSs for Further Study
18
1
Measuring the Effects of DL-Based and Non-DL-Based Strategies on Shortages
19
1
Measuring the Effects of Strategies on the Cost of Reducing the Shortage
19
3
Dealing with the Quality Dimension of DL
22
5
How DL Can Improve the Effectiveness of Reclassification Training
27
22
Sources, Number, and Process of Reclassifications
27
5
Benefits of Reclassification
32
6
How DL Can Enhance the Reclassification Strategy
38
5
Potential Forcewide Benefits of DL Reclassification
43
6
How DL Can Improve the Effectiveness of Cross-Training and Mos Consolidation
49
10
The Process of Cross-Training and MOS Consolidation
49
1
The Feasibility of Cross-Training and MOS Consolidation
50
2
The Effectiveness of Cross-Training and MOS Consolidation
52
2
How DL Can Enable More Cross-Training and MOS Consolidation
54
2
Potential Forcewide Benefits of DL Cross-Training or MOS Consolidation
56
3
How DL Can Accelerate the Pace of Professional Development Training
59
8
Acceleration of NCO Training Is Needed to Reduce Shortages
59
3
DL Can Help Accelerate Training
62
2
Potential Forcewide Benefits of Accelerating Training Through DL
64
3
Conclusions
67
16
Appendix
A. Measuring the Effects of DL-Based and Non-DL-Based Strategies on Shortages
69
10
B. Length of Reclassification Courses Under Distance Learning
79
4
References
83