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Distance Education Office (DEO) Mission:
Support the DINFOS mission of growing and sustaining a corps of
professional organizational communicators through collaboration with the
training departments to design, develop, and implement high quality online
curricula and resource materials. These products are delivered utilizing
current on-line teaching techniques and distance education best practices.
Distance education products are intended to reach a worldwide audience and
provide complete course, just-in-time, prerequisite and sustainment training
via distance learning. Additionally, they may be used to accelerate,
enhance, reinforce and remediate face-to-face classroom instruction.
Defense Information School
Distance Education Office
6500 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5620
Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course-Advanced Distributed Learning (BPASC-ADL) – This on-line course mirrors the skill sets taught in the in-residence course. However, students will conduct the bulk of their studies during a 26-week non-resident portion, followed by a two-week in-resident phase.
Public Affairs Qualification Course - Advanced Distributed Learning - Non Resident (PAQC-ADL-NR), in two parts, provides entry-level public affairs training for
officers from all U.S. military services and U.S. government agency
civilians selected for public affairs assignments at all levels of command
to ensure those officers and civilians are capable of performing the basic
duties of Department of Defense Public Affairs Officers. During the
distance education phase of the course, the material in each Functional Area
is presented to the students in a progressive format that exposes the
students to essential foundational knowledge, then builds upon that
knowledge through a series of assigned readings, guided discussions and
practical applications. The Functional Areas are similarly presented in a
progressive sequence that requires the student to draw on knowledge and
skills previously developed in other Functional Areas.