BMT adaptive learning platform beta-test focus on latest "The Air Force Starts Here" Published Jan. 28, 2020 Air Education and Training Command JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Jan. 28, 2020. The team sat down with Capt. Tyler Hoff, an Air Force basic military training flight commander from the 321st Training Squadron, about the issuance of tablet computers to trainees at BMT as part of a six-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement beta test designed to test adaptive and personalized learning in the BMT setting. Hoff talks about the pilot program and its goals to assess learning outcomes, value and return on investment through the use of an adaptive learning platform for the overall BMT mission. Hoff goes in-depth on the why and how of the program, including the innovation aspect of the beta test from both a technology and process perspective. He also talks about some of the early returns, both positive and perhaps negative, from both the trainee and BMT cadre perspective as well, along with what’s next now that the data collection phase of the beta test is complete. The professional development podcasts are designed to help communicate and inform Total Force Airmen across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the recruiting, training, education and development fields and can be listened to on the government network on the AETC website and DVIDS, or via mobile application as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play. Future episodes are set to cover a wide range of topics, including the Language Enabled Airman Program, maintenance training, and much more.