NETC N6/NETPDTC Status Update

Authoring Instruction Materials (AIM)
February 2014
Bruce Bare
Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM I / AIM II)
Content Planning Module (CPM)
AIM Learning Object Module (LOM)
AIM-CeTARS CIN/CDP Comparison Numbers
AIM and CeTARS Data Exchanges
AIM and CPM Database Topology
Future Workgroups
ETMF Integration between AIM-CPM and CeTARS
Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) Overview
AIM is a government-owned & managed system used by Navy Training Learning Centers, Learning
Sites and Navy acquisition community commands to design, develop, update, manage, and integrate
training content such as the TPP, TCCD, CMS, RRL, Lesson Plan (LP), Trainee Guide (TG), and test
AIM works to Implement different Instructional Design Standards the Navy has in place by providing
automated conformance to NAVEDTRA standards:
AIM I - Supports NAVEDTRA 131B – Personnel Performance Profile (PPP) based curriculum development
AIM II - Supports NAVEDTRA 130B – Tasked-Based and ILE curriculum development
AIM LO Module - Accepts design output from web-based CPM to produce ILE and ILT content objects and assessment items
A web version of AIM LOM is in development that will combine with CPM to create one integrated web
application supporting the entire E2E Content Development process.
Learning Centers access AIM I, II and LO Module through Citrix; an interim step that centralized all
AIM LC content from NAWCTSD’s R&D Network (DREN) to central site currently hosted by
AIM PC-client standalone version is still used by some NETC and non-NETC commands, as well as
extensive use by contractors supporting both. Many non-NETC commands using standalone AIM
desire to transition to Central site AIM.
Content Planning Module (CPM)
Content Planning Module (CPM) of AIM is web-based and CAC-Enabled, linking Navy Job Duty
Task Analysis (JDTA) data to Learning Objectives and the Curriculum Outline of Instruction for
development/maintenance of ILT and assessment items and for design/maintenance of IMI in the
LO Module.
This linkage provides for a direct connection between tasks performed on the job and Learning
Objectives taught and assessed in the classroom and via e-learning.
CPM - Supports NAVEDTRA 136 and 137 and 138 – JDTA Based curriculum development.
AIM CPM was deployed in Jul 2009. Recent NETC Instructions provided guidance to Learning
Centers/Learning Sites and recommendation to acquisition communities to transition their content
development process to use CPM and AIM LO Module:
NETC INST 1500.10 - (10 Aug 12) defining policy:
• Any new content development within the NETC domain, for revision of 50 percent or greater of existing content, shall be performed using AIM, CPM ,
and LOM . Learning Centers (LCs) should strive to convert all course material using AIM, CPM, and LOM as workload permits
• A Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA) is required to be developed in the CPM for all revisions that add new work to a course (tasks ) , new developments,
and base-lining of an existing course, regardless of the development tool
NETC INST 1500.10A - (19 Sep 13) defining policy:
• Any new content development, revision, or maintenance within the NETC domain shall be performed using AIM, CPM , and LOM . Additionally,
Learning Centers (LCs) shall convert all course material into AIM, CPM, and LOM no later than 1 October 2016
Learning Object (LO) Module
Current version (5.0) is desktop client
integrated into both AIM I and AIM II
hosted on NETPDTC Citrix Central Site
Imports data from / exports data to web-based
Continuing to evolve functionality based on user
community AIM Change Requests (ACRs) as
prioritized by FRB and funded by NETC N7
ongoing functional enhancements tasked/funded
through FY14
AIM Database Topology graphic
LO Module Webification
Long-term plan is to integrate LO Module functions
into CPM as a fully web-based application
Phase 1 (approx. 50% of full desktop client LO Module
functionality) Funded and accepted by govt in Jan 14
Phase 2 (approx. 20% additional increment of desktop
client functionality) Funded - delivery scheduled Nov 14
Phase 3 (100% of desktop client functionality and
operational replacement for AIM I/AIM II/ LO Module
desktop client) Unfunded - schedule and required funding
are TBD based on several factors, including freeze of
desktop client enhancements that will need to be
incorporated into the Phase 3 version of webified LO
AIM and CeTARS Data Exchanges
The Course Master Schedule (CMS) provides a detailed sequential period-by-period course
structure outlining learning topics for each course of instruction (COI). Two methods are currently
in place for input of the CMS into CeTARS:
CeTARS maintains the CMS in JCERS at the CIN and CDP levels. AIM I/II maintain the CMS
also at the CIN and CDP level within the AIM database.
Manual Input by the Learning Center or Learning Site using user input forms in JCERS
A direct one-way AIM I/II to CeTARS web service
NETCINST 1510.1A (18 Feb 2010) identifies CeTARS as the Authoritative Source for course information.
The Resource Requirements List (RRL) is maintained in AIM I/II as part of the TCCD and other
training elements identified and required by NAVEDTRA series. Course RRL data is maintained
in AIM and can be provided to LC via a PDF file.
LC manually input RRL data, with the exception of Publications, into CeTARS using AIM PDF file.
CNATT used ATEM for RRL minus Pub data. This produced an ERL – Equipment Requirements List.
CNATT ERL is manually downloaded via a flat file from CeTARS and uploaded into AIM for RRL updates.
AIM and CeTARS Data Exchange Graphic
AIM - CPM Database Topology
AIM Database consists of Learning Center specific database folders and a file share resource
database for ILT Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) content.
With the development of CPM and LO Module web version, all LC database folders will be
consolidated into one CPM database.
The Learning Object Module (LOM) also uses the AIM database structure
User input for training material, LO, and file sharing is through five (5) load balanced Citrix servers
Total current data density for AIM database is: 385gb with a current capacity of 500gb
LC initiated input into CPM. Target completion date of 1 Oct 2016 (NETC INST 1500.10A)
Existing AIM I and II data elements will be migrated to CPM-LO Module format
Efficacy of conversion testing is currently in-work
As data density in CPM increases, so will the requirement for new web services:
CMS – Change existing AIM I/II Web Service to CPM Web Service
RRL – New Web Service with CeTARS to use the CeTARS equipment inventory
Assessments (Questions) – New Web Service with CeTARS
Assessments (Test Item Analysis) – New Web Service with LAS
Content Outline - New Web Service with LMS
Potential Workgroups
Form working groups to determine future web service requirements within ETMF.
CeTARS Web Services:
CMS Working Group: Database differences between CPM and CeTARS indicate a deep dive into the
requirements of CeTARS for CPM Course Master Schedule (CMS). As the data density of CPM increases, a
milestone will identify the switch from current AIM I/II CMS web service to a new CPM CMS web service.
RRL Working Group: Currently, CNATT has exclusive equipment data sharing with AIM I/II via a
downloadable Equipment Resource List (ERL). However, the ERL does not contain all data elements of the
RRL: specifically, Publications and IETMS.
Identify RRL data elements required by CeTARS eTEM Module
Define the process for update of RRL through CeTARS and CPM
Determine the RRL authoritative source location
CSM and LAS Assessment: Determine process and structure to use AIM assessment data for Test Item
Analysis processes, tools, and structure.
Training Data Originates in AIM and CPM
We need to build Interfaces to capture this data and distribute where needed
Convert AIM to CPM databases structure
Determine context of Data Authority
ETMF Integration Between AIM-CPM and CeTARS Graphic
AIM CPM-LO is progressing in both usage and content. With the recent distribution of
NETCINST 1500.10A to all Learning Centers and Learning Sites, data density within CPM is
expected to increase exponentially as the 1 Oct 2016 deadline for course conversion from
AIM I/II to CPM-LO is reached. We need to work together to:
Identify Bottlenecks
Monitor quarterly progress by LC/LS
Provide assistance
Manual process are still in use by within LC and LS to input equipment inventory,
publications, Course Master Schedules (CMS) and other training related activities. Both AIM
and CeTARS have recently introduced modules within their applications to assisting users in
automating manual processes. Workgroups need to be established between all ETMF
partners to:
Identify specific web-services that will be required
Conduct In-depth review of data elements requirements
Determine Level of Effort (LOE), cost, and development schedule for each web-service.
Backup Slides
List of Acronyms
Full Name
Authoring Instruction Materials
Asset Management Suite
Content Planning Module
Enterprise Training Equipment Management
Learning Object Module
Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resource System
Job, Duty, Task Analysis
Occupational Standards
Learning Assessment system
Learning Management System
Training Resource Scheduler
Course master Schedule
Resource Requirements List
Personnel Equipment Space
NJAM Architecture
Final Architecture - Full Capabilities
Content Planning Module
(CPM) Applications
NETC / LAS Web Portal
QMP Application v6
(Super Matrix
NJA Data
Job Duty Task
(JDTA) Data
Objectives /
COI Data
Restore NJAM Capabilities
Survey Data
QMP Incorporates Super Matrix into v6
NETC LAS Upgrades to QMP v6
NPRST Completes NJAM DM Application
NETC Incorporated NJAM DM into AIM / CPM
NETC links LAS QMP Survey Data to CPM
NAVMAC transfers task data & discontinues
NOID task management function
LO Module Webification – Terminology
Migration: largely manual re-development of
current AIM I/II (NAVEDTRA 131/130 ISD
model) into CPM/LO Module (NAVEDTRA
136/137/138 ISD model) driven by the NETC
INST 1500.10A
Conversion: largely automated update of LO
Module desktop client curricula into Webbased LO Module format

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