Who says school is all work and no play? Learn how American Military University has integrated gamification into its Intelligence Studies degree program. AMU professor Jason Anderson introduced a redesigned “game” that gives students experience collecting and analyzing intelligence in real-time, using one of the fastest growing sources of open-source information: social media.
One of the biggest challenges students face when starting graduate school is learning how to write in an academic style. These writing skills take time—lots of time—to develop. AMU's Nicole Drumhiller discusses two of the primary factors that drive improvement in academic writing. Learn how to improve your writing today!
AMU professor Lawrence Dietz recently attended a talk by General Stanley McChrystal who discussed the challenges of leading large, diverse groups. Learn more about how McChrystal's leadership style evolved during his military service and how he learned to treat teams as if they are individuals so that teams can effectively interact with other teams just as individuals interact with each other to provide reinforcement, support, and assistance.
During his talk, McChrystal also described the challenges of facing a new kind of enemy that was not organized in the traditional hierarchical way, but rather composed of a loose network enabled by real-time communications using mobile phones and the Internet.