NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) UPDATE

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NAVADMIN 103/05
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SUBJ/NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) UPDATE//


REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/212210ZJAN2003//
REF/B/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/231833ZJUN2003//
REF/C/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/071540ZJUL2003//
NARR/REF A (NAVADMIN 016/03) ANNOUNCED NKO AS THE NAVAL EDUCATION
AND TRAINING COMMAND'S DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
INITIATIVES, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGMENT.  REF B
(NAVADMIN 165/03) PROVIDED UPDATE ON THE 5 VECTOR MODEL (5VM).  REF
C (NAVADMIN 181-03) PROVIDED SIMILAR NKO UPDATE.//
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RMKS/1.  NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO), THE NAVY'S SEA WARRIOR PORTAL
SERVING NAVAL PERSONNEL'S LEARNING NEEDS, HAS MOVED INTO ANOTHER
PHASE OF SERVICE TO THE FLEET.  WITH MORE THAN 480,000 USERS AROUND
THE WORLD, NKO IS A ONE-STOP DELIVERY VEHICLE FOR NAVY DISTANCE
LEARNING, CAREER AND PERSONAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT, AND PROFESSIONAL
SUPPORT.  THIS NAVADMIN UPDATES USERS ON THE REDESIGN OF THE NKO
PORTAL COMING IN EARLY JUNE FOR NIPRNET, AND FOLLOWED THEREAFTER BY
SIPRNET.  REFS A, B AND C APPLY.
2.  NKO MAY BE ACCESSED AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL.  SIPRNET (NKO-S)
VERSION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.SMIL.MIL.
3.  WHILE CONTENT WILL NOT CHANGE, THE FOCUS OF THE NKO REDESIGN IS
TO IMPROVE USABILITY AND NAVIGATION EASE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUAL USERS
IN FINDING CONTENT THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THEIR NEEDS.  BASED UPON
MONTHS OF EVALUATION AND EXTENSIVE INPUT FROM FLEET SAILORS
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, NUMEROUS CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO IMPROVE
EASE IN USE OF NKO.  WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE REDESIGNED NKO, USERS
SHOULD SEE THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  NEW WELCOME (SPLASH) PAGE.  IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING THE
NKO WEBSITE, USERS WILL FIND A MORE INTUITIVE DISPLAY WITH DETAILED
LOG-IN AND HELP INSTRUCTIONS.
    B.  IMPROVED NAVIGATION MODEL AND LABELING OF CONTENT.  THIS
IMPROVED DESIGN WILL ENABLE USERS TO FIND RELEVANT CONTENT WITH
FEWER MOUSE CLICKS.  THE LAYOUT OF THE SITE WILL BE BASED ON A MORE
USER-FRIENDLY NAVIGATION MODEL, WITH OVERALL NAVIGATION TO TOP
LEVEL AREAS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AND A LOCAL TOOLBAR (LEFT SIDE
OF THE SCREEN) DISPLAYED IN SPECIFIC CATEGORIES TO HELP DIRECT
USERS TO THE RIGHT CONTENT MORE QUICKLY AND SEAMLESSLY.  A
NAVIGATION BAR WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO SHOW USERS WHERE THEY ARE
WITHIN NKO.  THE NEW LAYOUT WILL FOCUS ON CONTENT RELEVANT TO THE
INDIVIDUAL, BASED UPON LOCATION IN NKO AND THE USER'S STATUS
(ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, CIVILIAN, RANK, RATE, ETC.).
    C.  IMPROVED LABELING OF CATEGORIES AND AREAS.  TABS PREVIOUSLY
LOCATED ACROSS THE TOP OF NKO PAGES HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CLEARLY
DEFINED CATEGORY AREAS THAT WILL ALLOW USERS TO DRILL DOWN INTO THE
DESIRED TOPIC.  THESE SIX CATEGORY AREAS ARE:  CAREER MANAGEMENT,
LEADERSHIP, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING, REFERENCE, AND
ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES.  FOR EXAMPLE, 5VM, JASS, AND NSPS WILL
BE FOUND UNDER CAREER MANAGEMENT.  GMT, HEALTH AND FINANCE WILL BE
FOUND UNDER PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.  NAVY E-LEARNING AND THE
ELECTRONIC TRAINING JACKET WILL BE FOUND UNDER LEARNING.  NAVY
LIBRARY PROGRAMS, NTPS, AND NAVAL WARFARE LIBRARY WILL BE FOUND
UNDER REFERENCE.  LEARNING CENTERS, NAVY RESERVE, AND EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTIONS WILL BE FOUND UNDER ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES.
    D.  NKO WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO SPECIFIC, INDIVIDUALIZED CONTENT
ON THE HOMEPAGE THROUGH BOTH SYSTEM PERSONALIZATION AND USER
CUSTOMIZATION.  FOR EXAMPLE, USERS CAN MANAGE THE COMMUNITY, TEAM,
AND GROUP PAGES THEY DESIRE TO ACCESS DIRECTLY FROM THEIR HOMEPAGE.
   E.  A USER'S TOP BANNER ON THE HOME PAGE WILL NOW PROVIDE
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO COMMONLY USED TOOLS SUCH AS SEARCH, WHITE
PAGES, INSTANT MESSAGING, NKO LIBRARY AND HIS OR HER USER PROFILE.
ALL USER SPECIFIC TABS AND BOOKMARKS WILL BE RETAINED.
    F.  NKO CONTENT MANAGERS WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD KEYWORDS
TO PORTAL PAGES TO ALLOW FOR MORE PRECISE SEARCH TOOL RESULTS.
    G.  NEW USER TUTORIAL AND HELP GUIDES WILL BE POSTED ON NKO TO
ASSIST WITH NAVIGATION AND USE OF THE REDESIGNED SITE.
4.  NKO AFLOAT UPDATE.  A COMBINED SEA WARRIOR AFLOAT WORKING GROUP
IS MAKING STEADY PROGRESS TO INTEGRATE NKO AFLOAT WITH SEVERAL
PROGRAMS, SUCH AS JASS AND 5VM, VIA THE NAVSEA DISTANCE SUPPORT
PORTAL.  MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW VIA NAVADMIN.
5.  THOSE WISHING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NKO AND ITS REDESIGN MAY DO
SO BY EXPLORING THE LINKS ON THE NKO HOMEPAGE, USING THE NEW USER'S
GUIDE, OR TAKING THE TUTORIALS, WHICH ARE UNDER THE "INSIDE NKO"
TAB.  THESE LINKS AND LEARNING TOOLS WILL BE UPDATED AS WE GET
CLOSER TO THE REDESIGN CUTOVER AND WILL BE FOUND ON THE NKO
HOMEPAGE UNDER THE SECTION:  ABOUT NKO.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. K. MORAN, DIRECTOR OF NAVAL EDUCATION AND
TRAINING.//
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