Roll Call: The Evolution of PME Published Sept. 22, 2014 By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Public Affairs Agency OL-P WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force senior enlisted Airman released the latest installment of Roll Call, outlining the way forward for enlisted professional military education. “The science of education is changing before our eyes,” said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody. “The blended learning approach - combining distance and in-residence learning - takes advantage of technologies to deliver the highest quality education.” The Air Force Senior NCO Academy adopted the blended learning approach earlier this year, and the NCO academy will transition to the blended approach during the coming year. The Roll Call discusses the new approach that blends distance learning – where Airmen move at their pace, for up to a year, to learn theories and concepts – and in-residence learning – which expands on the distance portion by combining scenarios, exercises and interaction with fellow Airmen. “The blended learning approach delivers a higher quality education to all Airmen. The model is used at top universities around the world because it’s recognized as the most effective way to educate. We, too, recognize its value and are taking that next step,” Cody said. To view this month’s Roll Call please click here.