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DAF e-Learning Adds Microsoft Teams App

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  • By Dan Hawkins
  • Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Access to industry-curated training and digital content is now available to all Airmen and Guardians with the launch of the DAF e-Learning (DAFeL) Percipio Microsoft Teams application, Air Education and Training Command officials here announced May 15.

The effort is part of the command’s deliberate development and installation of IT systems that support learning, advanced learning applications and data analytics so Airmen can obtain and exchange information.  

“Airmen and Guardians are now in the driver’s seat as they can harness the full-suite of DAFeL capabilities for convenient, team-based, collaborative learning experiences in the normal flow of work,” said Brig. Gen. Randy Oakland, AETC director of Operations and Communications. “By using DAFeL for Teams, personnel can learn in the format, schedule, and structure that’s right for them.”

After finding the skills they need using the chatbot, learners can launch videos, books, audiobooks, hands-on practice labs — whatever their job calls for at that moment -- all without ever leaving Microsoft Teams.

The application also lets learners instantly share helpful learning content with their peers, colleagues, and teammates in impromptu chats, group meetings, brainstorming sessions, and more.

“By enabling learning in the flow of working together, managers who lead teams can create virtual learning groups, recommend content, and assign learning paths — and then open the floor to discussion to help personnel absorb what they have learned,” said Floyd McKinney, AETC chief of learning services. “Integrating DAF and industry-curated training provides a wider range of training opportunities to support mission readiness.”

Learning can be pinned inside project teams or cohort sites (in a learning tab) so that all the members of that team can see which learning is required or recommended.

“These features merge work and learning into their Teams page,” McKinney said. “At each step along the way, learners can ask questions, share ideas, work together, and apply their growing knowledge toward urgent real-time needs, the organization’s most prominent goals, and whatever challenges the future may bring.

By enabling their workforce to learn in the continuously evolving flow of work, organizations can increase adoption and encourage engagement,” McKinney said.

Click here to view the DAF e-Learning User Guide.