MARCH 24, 2016, PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – Navy Medicine Operational Training Center announced March 23 the launch of its eCampus and eLibrary that could eventually impact every naval aviator, Navy aircrew member and Navy operational medicine student.
Cmdr. Steven Parks, NMOTC’s Directorate of Training (DOT) said through months of research, surveys and collaboration between NMOTC’s Directorate for Information Technology (DFIT) and the DOT, the eCampus site is now available to enhance the training experience for more than 600 staff members and thousands of NMOTC students annually.
Parks said the command took advantage of today’s technology to provide an easier way of learning for the Sailors by “continuing the command’s tradition of advanced training technology for the warfighter. This initiative will enhance the knowledge and proficiency of future operational medicine professionals reporting to the fleet.”
The site provides a one-point access of materials for 64 courses taught at six detachments and eight Aviation Survival Training Centers geographically located across the country. On the eCampus site, the eLibrary contains course-related textbooks, journal articles, and medical information in digital format for NMOTC staff and students.
“The long-term goal is to establish collegiate-level experiential learning technology for the deck plate,” said Lt. Miles Erwin, NMOTC’s eCampus project manager.
This new site has controlled access with common access card credentials required to ensure data security and the modules are further protected by a compartmental permission system. Instructors have the ability to make changes to student rosters and provide updates to course materials.
“For decades, NMOTC has continually forged the path for operational medicine and aviation survival training by preparing the Navy’s finest medical personnel in the air, land and sea environments, thereby preventing catastrophic human factor related mishaps from occurring worldwide,” said Erwin. “Considering the diversity throughout the command with training consisting of classroom academics, simulation, and hands-on laboratory experiences, NMOTC has been innovative and continually responsive to the challenges of the warfighter.”
Staff and students may visit NMOTC’s eCampus website at http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmotc/ecampus. Prospective students may access courses provided by NMOTC by looking through the course catalog.
NMETC is an Echelon-4 command reporting to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command. NMETC and NMOTC are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health-care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support on the sea aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.