JROTeChnology: Using Technology to Link Military Training to Public Education
Thursday, June 26 11:35-11:55 AM Location: B3111
Presider: Antti Syvänen, University of Tampere, Finland
Abstract: The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a well-known and long-standing collaboration between the military and public education. It has been in place for almost a century but is it keeping pace with today’s educational demands? This paper attempts to explore the use of technology in the program. Does JROTC integrate technology in the curriculum? If so, what types of technology are used and how? What might we expect for future implementation of the program; particularly in the areas of culture, language, and strategic thinking? Is the “T” in JROTC shifting away from ‘Training” and toward “Technology”? Research including literature review, personal observation, and applied study attempts to answer these questions and explore the potential for JROTC to influence other curricular areas.