Innovation in online learning

Published on MIDN Jack Meadows (author)

Topic(s): Training, Science, Technology & Innovation

Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE. (photo: Unknown)
Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE.

Warfare Innovation Navy has launched an online resource bank in support of all Navy people.

The new online capability challenges Navy people to challenge themselves and innovate, in building towards a stronger fighting force.

Navy’s Warfare Innovation team, also known as ‘WIN’, with support from the Learning Design team working for Commodore Training, have launched an on-line platform through the learning tool ADELE.

The platform is available to all Navy and Defence personnel seeking to engage in and learn more about the innovation process and how to innovate in their workplace.

With the increasing number of innovation success stories, it is important to provide every opportunity for people to challenge, collaborate and innovate.

Director General WIN, Captain Adam Allica, is optimistic about the new on-line resource.

“Innovation is a state of mind, as well as a process.

“It is part of Navy’s emerging culture, where we encourage new ideas and bring them into reality as new assets and fresh approaches that help us achieve our mission.

“It is vital to our future as a thinking Navy, a fighting Navy, and an Australian Navy,” he said.

The Influencers and Unit Innovation co-ordinators workshop and toolkit contain key features such as static resources, video links, a virtual classroom and contacts which will provide the opportunity for greater collaboration and increase the ability of Commands and individual members to deliver their own discussions or workshops right in the workplace.

In turn, educating people on innovation, following the examples of others, and taking on lessons learned, which will have a direct impact on our ability to ‘fight and win at sea’ into the future.

A key feature of Australian Defence Education Learning Environment (ADELE) is the ability to conduct workshops and innovation activities via a video conferencing facility of up to 25 members in any one event.

This is an opportunity for commands or individuals to help develop a broader innovation community, and provide information and prospect based on the lessons learned in the development of an innovation ecosystem within the Navy.

WIN is seeking Navy/Defence People now, to register onto the platform and engage in the conversation around innovation by emailing navy.innovation@defence.gov.au.