Courseware Development


DDG-51 Courseware

LSI develops DDG-51 courseware that supports U.S. Navy training requirements for crews taking possession of new DDG-51 class destroyers from the shipbuilder.  This training is designed to enable the crew to safely operate and maintain designated ship's systems and equipment, and to assist in the successful completion of new construction milestones.

The training is based on U.S. Navy standards, documentation, doctrine, and programs such as: Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS), Planned Maintenance System (PMS), Engineering Operational Sequencing System (EOSS), Sewage Disposal Operational Sequencing System (SDOSS), Naval Ships Technical Manuals (NSTM)s, OPNAV/FFC/TYCOM Directives, Ship Information Books, and lessons learned.

DDG-1000 Courseware

The DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer represents the next generation in U.S. Navy surface combatants.  The advanced technology present on the DDG-1000 demands an equally advanced training system.  Our DDG-1000 courseware prepares personnel to be “Ready for Qualification” prior to arrival on their assigned DDG-1000 Class ship.

Our DDG-1000 courseware supports Personal Qualification Standards (PQS).  The training modules include:

  • Module 100 – Fundamentals
  • Module 200 – Systems
  • Module 300 – Watch standing Principles and Procedures/Operations
  • Module 400 – Watch standing Practice
  • Module 500 – Maintenance Support
  • Module 600 – Preventive Maintenance
  • Module 700 – Corrective Maintenance
  • Module 800 – Emergency and Battle Damage Repair
  • Module 900 – Capstone event (Oral Boards)

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.

MH-60R/S Operator and Maintenance Training Curriculum

LSI develops MH-60R/S courseware and training products that support United States Navy H-60 helicopter training programs.  As new aircraft, operator, and maintenance capabilities evolve, we seamlessly integrate the upgraded system information utilizing technical data extracted from developmental/operational test events and Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) modifications.  Our H-60R/S training is a blended solution employing Interactive Courseware (ICW), Instructor-guided Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), interactive examinations, and curriculum packages supporting laboratory events. Course development is conducted with review authority and oversight by the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), HSC and HSM Fleet Replacement Squadrons, Wing Weapons School, PMA-205, and NAWCTSD.

H-60 Maintenance Training Curriculums

MH-60R Avionics Organizational Maintenance
MH-60S Avionics Organizational Maintenance
MH-60S Organic Airborne Mine Countermeasures Mission Kit Maintenance
SH-60F/HH-60H Electronic Systems Organizational Maintenance
MH-60R/S Electrical Organizational Maintenance
H-60 Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance
H-60 Airframes and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance
MH-60S Armament Organizational Maintenance
H-60 Armament and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance
MH-60S Conventional Weapons Loading

MH-60S Operator Training Curriculums

Pilot and Aircrew training encompasses the below operator Category I courses:
MH-60S Fleet Replacement Pilot Category I
MH-60S Fleet Replacement Aircrew Category I
MH-60S Organic Airborne Mine Countermeasures Fleet Replacement Pilot Category I
MH-60S Organic Airborne Mine Countermeasures Fleet Replacement Aircrew Category I

Missile Technician Continuum

The Missile Technician Continuum (MTC) is a blended training approach designed to provide phased training to Missile Technicians onboard the Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. This approach provides training at the Operator, Technician, and Manager levels, delivering focused training throughout the MT’s career. The training consists of over 340 hours of Interactive Courseware, Instructor Led Training, and Laboratory Training.  Virtual Training. Assessments are accomplished through computer-based posttests, hands-on performance assessments in the laboratory using training devices and simulators, and through interactive assessments in the virtual environment.

This training is initially designed in the Navy’s Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) system, then exported into LSI’s courseware development engine. After the SCORM 2004 conformant interactive content is developed, it is imported back to the AIM system, providing enhanced surveillance and maintenance capabilities of the content for life cycle management. The content is staged in afloat and ashore Learning Management Systems (LMS) to support training delivery through the sailors’ at-sea patrol and shore duty assignment periods.

Naval Training Products and Services for Naval Education and Training Command

As a prime contractor on several Naval Training Products and Services (NTPS) multiple award contracts, LSI has conducted analyses and built courseware on a variety of topics for the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), including support for the Operational Specialist (OS) and Quartermaster (QM) schools, instructional system design support for the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS), and mobile device training applications for Recruit Training Command (RTC).  Work for NETC on the NTPS contract vehicles requires in-depth knowledge of the NETC End-to-End (E2E) process.  This comprehensive training analysis and content development process supports the NETC Training Strategy by employing realistic scenarios and problem solving exercises to design effective performance-based training.  Content built using the E2E model is developed in the Content Planning Module (CPM) and the Learning Objective (LO) modules of the Navy’s Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) toolset.

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.