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Aug 16 2013

Soldiers Rely on Mobile Devices for Immersive Learning

Mobile devices opened lines of communication for Defense Language Institute students.


  • Spc. Tyler Benjamin, Pashto Student
  • Jonathan Russell, Deputy Chief of Staff for IT
  • Col. Danial D. Pick, Commandant; Airman 1st Class Doelle Cyril, Urdu Student
  • Sameera Sharif, Urdu Instructor; Sayed Nazari, Pashto Instructor

Video Highlights

  • The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center teaches 25 languages to 3,800 military personnel.
  • DLIFLC recently deployed 6,000 Apple iPad 3 devices and 6,000 Apple MacBook Pro notebook computers to instructors and students.
  • The influx of mobile devices required a network upgrade as well as a mobile device management suite.