As a measure to improve and speed the training process, the US Air Force is looking at ways to customize training for each individual. After all, there is no sense teaching someone something he or she already knows, or training them in a subject before they have mastered the prerequisite material. The folks at RAND look at customized training, its implications, and ways the USAF could implement it in this fascinating study.
What makes Customized Learning: Potential Air Force Applications worth reading is that as with so many other innovations, the military frequently plays the role in developing the technology or methods to make them possible. What happens with the Air Force in this project could have far-reaching implications for education around the world, so it is worth watching.