Marine Corps Eyes Microlearning, Remote Education for Cyber Skills Training Initiative

The U.S. Marine Corps has updated its educational doctrine by incorporating new technologies to support continuous learning activities for Marines deployed around the world, FedScoop reported Tuesday. The Marine Corps recently released a document detailing its new learning doctrine, which has not been updated for over two decades.

Previously, the Department of the Navy released its educational strategy focused on establishing the Navy Community College where service members can take cyber and information technology courses online and through partner institutions.

The Marine Corps also plans to “gamify” microlearning operations and implement an incremental rewards system for activities involving coding, mathematical, cybersecurity and emerging-technology development skills.

“Projected future challenges for the Marine Corps include the potential for adversaries to achieve technological equivalence or superiority with the United States,” the USMC document states. “Marines must continuously improve their knowledge and skills by leveraging technology—but never depend upon technology alone as the solution.”

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