Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) November 24, 2014
Appliedinfo Partners, Inc. (AIP), through its D2 TEAM-Sim (D2) division, announced the recent renewal of its acquisition of enterprise licensing and services agreement with The Office of the TRADOC Capability Manager for The Army Distributed Learning Program (TCM-TADLP). D2 was competitively selected to continue its partnership to provide the US Army and other DoD training and development proponents with the cloud-based ability to design, develop and deploy Distributed Learning (DL) content, up to level IV Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI), using its Distributed Instruction Framework (DIF®), referred to by the TCM as the Enterprise Content Development Capability (ECDC), powered by DIF. ECDC was awarded a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) in July of 2014, which allows it to be hosted on the Army's Non-secure Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet). Some Army Schools utilizing this technology include: Army National Guard; Fires Center of Excellence; Training Brain Operations Center; National Simulation Center; Engineering School; Cyber Center of Excellence; Intelligence Center of Excellence; Combined Arms Center – Training; Maneuver Center of Excellence; Maneuver Support Center of Excellence; Sustainment Center of Excellence; Aviation Center of Excellence; Soldier Support Institute.
Other Government agencies wishing to acquire DIF licenses and services may do so through D2's GSA IT 70 schedule # GS-35F-429BA.
The TCM-TADLP supports the use of in-house training and education developers, but needed an enterprise authoring tool and environment to ensure global development of content that met Army standards, specifications, and playability on Army platforms. D2 originally entered an open competition and was awarded a contract on June 27, 2013. D2's solution allows the export of DL content to Army systems such as the Army Learning Management System (ALMS) and Enterprise Life-long Learning Center (ELLC) content management system. The DL authoring environment provides an intuitive, user-friendly and browser-based solution that enables the cataloging, maintenance and reuse of media assets and course materials. It also allows seamless integration of images, video, 2D and 3D graphics, HTML5 interactions, NGRAIN® and UNITY® game-based simulations to create an engaging training experience. The support of pre- and post-test evaluations, embedded knowledge checks and an Event Driven capability ensures learner mastery of ECDC-developed training. ECDC supports the implementation of the Army Learning Model 2015 toward a learner-centric approach to training.
Other ECDC Features:
Training and education developers with an intermediate working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of tools will be comfortable working in the ECDC environment. It supports an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop graphical user interface (GUI) to simplify course development. For interactive multimedia, it accommodates the integration of previously-developed content into new courses. D2 continues the platform hosting of the software through a secure URL in addition to Common Access Card (CAC) access through TCM-ATIS (Army Training Information Systems) .mil networks to support higher levels of sensitive training material. This means training and education developers do not have to download software or players to access the authoring environment. Once course development is complete, the published SCORM-conformant files can be uploaded to repositories such as the Central Army Registry or the Training Development Capability. Content can be developed once, and published to multiple platforms, including desktop and mobile devices.
About Appliedinfo Partners, Inc. (AIP):
D2 TEAM-Sim is a division of AIP, a privately-held, woman-owned small business founded in 1990. AIP is a leading developer of interactive training and communications solutions for government agencies, large corporations and healthcare companies. For over 20 years, AIP’s mission has been to provide our clients with high quality integrated technology products, digital communications and training solutions that are scalable, interactive and web deliverable. Our team consists of producers, animators, instructional designers, software programmers, game developers and database specialists.