Courseware Development

					

F-35 Lightning II Courseware

The F-35 courseware introduces the aircraft and all of its systems and capabilities to both maintainers and pilots.  The Interactive Courseware (ICW) provides the foundation for all subsequent training.  Our sound instructional design principles produce topics, lessons, and units that allow the learner to master basic knowledge of the aircraft before advanced system-specific knowledge is introduced.  The training instructs over 50 skillsets covering all three U.S F-35 variants (Air Force, Navy, and USMC) as well as a number of foreign military customers.  Because the evolving nature of this emerging aircraft demands training be frequently revised, the courseware is designed to allow updates to be done once and then shared with all target audiences.

Complementing the F-35 courseware is enhanced training developed for the F135 engine.  While the basics of the F135 engine are included within the F-35 courseware, some learners receive more detailed training related to depot-level engine component repair and replacement.  The same high-fidelity interactive graphics in the courseware are re-purposed in an F135 Electronic Training Aid (ETA).  The ETA is used in the classroom to highlight, isolate/restore, separate/join, and cross-section any system of the F135 engine in a high-resolution virtual environment.

MV-22 Osprey Maintenance Training Optimization Courseware

LSI’s V-22 Courseware Development Team has been tasked with creating a knowledge bridge between the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) maintenance training products developed for initial schoolhouse training and the stages of early technical skill development after reaching the fleet.  This courseware is designed to reintroduce technicians and mechanics to those systems and processes initially learned in a classroom environment, reinforcing system Theory of Operation and Operational Check procedures.  Each individual course is designed for use in any environment, in one hour or less to avoid interference with current operational tempo.

All MV-22 maintenance Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) are addressed:

Description MOS
Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22 6116
Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22 6156
Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Weapon Systems Technician 6326

This SCORM-compliant courseware is produced using the latest version of the MV-22 Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) to ensure the most up-to-date information is presented, and is available through the use of the Marine Corps Aviation Learning Management System (MCALMS).  Authoring is accomplished using Adobe Captivate 9 in order to provide training capabilities through the use of mobile devices in an austere environment as well as from a classroom.

Courseware Development Tools

Venus 2 Enterprise (V2E) is LSI’s premier courseware development tool.  While we also employ Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) development tools, V2E provides our customers with a powerful, customizable solution that creates SCORM 2004 complaint training, and apps for mobile devices (iOS and Android), from the same training content - build it once and deploy on multiple platforms.  V2E courseware can synchronize learner data (progress, metrics, assessment scores, etc.) with either a traditional SCORM Learning Management System (LMS) or with an Experience API (xAPI) Learning Record Store (LRS).  V2E training content conforms to the latest internet browser standard, HTML5.  By embracing the HTML5 standard, LSI has eliminated the need for third party plugins, ensuring compatibility now and in the future.  The V2E tool itself is scalable, easily supporting large development teams in a server-based enterprise environment and also functioning as a stand-alone editor on a desktop workstation.  LSI provides V2E to our customers, free of charge and without licensing fees, including a simplified courseware editor that anyone can use to sustain their training content.