This prototyping activity demonstrated how an emerging learning technology could be used and integrated with existing infrastructure to allow the long-term tracking of learning of individuals and teams in Army training.
Manifested as an Integrated Organisational Learning System (IOLS) this project showed how the broader utilisation of analytics can: improve insights from training, inform what training is needed in the future at the individual level, and how more advanced data-science methods could predict future performance. Understanding how best to exploit capabilities like IOLS is critical to providing decision-makers with evidence-driven assessments needed to maximise the availability of qualified and experienced personnel cross Defence.
In Jan 19 we submitted an ‘Open Call’ to the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to enable Cervus to demonstrate a Force Development concept called the Integrated Organisational Learning System (IOLS). In Jul 19 we were awarded £246K to enable us to develop IOLS by building and testing an application for our analytics engine called Hive™.
Facilitated through Dstl’s Transforming Training, Education and Preparation (TTEP) project, over 12 months, we developed and tested (with the End-User at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK)) a system and processes which could support the Army’s vision for Collective Training becoming an adaptive and responsive lessons loop.