Calian's Paul Hallett to Present at WATS 2015 - World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow

Calian's Paul Hallett to Present at WATS 2015 - World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow

Event Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 13:00
Event Location: Orlando, FL

Wednesday, April 23 at 09:00

Session 5 – Emerging Trends in Training Design and Delivery - Maintenance Training Conference stream


Session Abstract 

Our client, an air force maintenance schoolhouse, needed to modernize its basic classroom maintenance training in order to accelerate throughput by converting traditional classroom lessons into effective eLearning.

We ensured effective learning by stressing student-centric training as the key to our programme in the analysis, design, development and evaluation of four technical trade programmes and one common core course.  Using a "student first approach" especially in the analysis and design phase, Instructional Designers and programmers worked closely with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to produce engaging courseware that allowed effective retention of the material. The result -enthusiastic learners, shortened residency periods and increased pass rates.

We had successes.  Interactive courseware was easily viewed by the students. We maximized activities that not only enhanced retention, but were also fun, challenging and linked to realistic scenarios. We had challenges. Course content often changed resulting in some duplicate effort.  The review process  was not initially established, causing time delays until an acceptable review process was created - this gained complete SME buy-in and was the most important factor in transforming classroom training to material that can be learned by an aircraft maintainers at his/her own speed and own learning style.


About Paul

Paul Hallett has trained military and civilian personnel for war and peacetime operations for over 25 years. He is currently with Calian in its Training and Engineering Division, a leader in the provision and development of air maintenance training.  He has been spearheading the drive for modernized training at Base Borden the largest, and only tri-service, military base in Canada, where he is the Calian contract manager.

Paul served with the British and Canadian Military, deploying on operational tours with the United Nations to Cyprus and with NATO to the former republic of Yugoslavia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defence Technology and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Paul is an accomplished presenter and recently spoke at the Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety Conference in Newfoundland in October 2014.


Paul Hallett's contact details: [email protected], cell 705-730-8644

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