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Augmenting Military Skills with Online Education

Online education in the military is a growing trend related to the needs of modern life and military effectiveness. “ Computer literacy is now considered an essential battlefield skill ” (Stapp, 2001, p. 26).   The modern use of technology is important for successful completion of military objectives and use of advanced weaponry. Online education also offers greater cognitive development for military students that seek to balance their military learning with their educational pursuits to create greater personal and professional advantages. A presentation by Susan Bricker (2012) offers some insights into the needs of online military learners and some of the challenges they face.  There are many similarities and differences between military and non-military learners. The greatest success seems to come from self-motivation and time management. Self-motivated learners engage in learning for learning sake by setting goals and engaging in those goals. Independent time management req