To Mars and Beyond: Building a Learning Ecosystem

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has developed a Learning Ecosystem to provide an open, scalable, and integrated platform that simplifies inter-operability across existing systems. The goal was to move from an instructor-led, physical environment to a learner-driven, online environment where knowledge is regularly transferred between employees, institutional knowledge is better retained, and staff have greater choice in determining their learning path.  JPL has established role-based communities of practice within Blackboard Learn, where senior technical experts serve as mentors and exchange ideas with colleagues who share a common area of technical expertise. Specifically, the learning ecosystem is supporting the Mars 2020 program with communities of interest across the JPL engineering and research disciplines.


Speaker: Ryan Mizusaki | JPL/NASA