Department of Defense

Single Online Education Resource

Combine the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard online training programs into a single web-enabled entity.

Having multiple agencies and organizations manage the education of our combat personnel is inefficient and highlights the disparity and unfocused attempts the different services take on online education. It is simply a waste of time and money to break up online education into different areas for funding when all the services can be managed from a single organization made up of joint service members and education professionals who work full time to get the right training to the right people.

The single website could also be a repository of links to education and funding opportunities for personnel to seek college degrees/ trade certifications. One stop shopping for real knowledge would take a lot of the confusion of the online education programs out there (Army Knowledge Online- AKO, NKO, JKO, and DKO by my last count). The Defense Knowledge Online site would be an excellent framework to use.

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