Over the last few years REME soldiers have started to complete more and more E-Learning courses. Some of these courses are mandatory for all ranks within the corps and others for those with specific roles. They cover many areas with the big ones at my unit at the moment being JAMES MIS training and Information Management. The courses are often lengthy and quite time consuming. Having considered the man hours spent on this training within my unit I believe I have identified the advantages and disadvantages of these courses. Advantages- All training is automatically recorded on the training database. Competent persons can be quickly identified and training deficiencies easily identified. Disadvantages- They're ******* shit, courses involve soldiers randomly clicking on the screen of some wanky flash application until they achieve a pass. **** all is learnt or retained by the soldier and the whole exercise is one big wanky, arse covering exercise. I'd be interested to hear other people's views on the subject, or maybe even comparing DIM Passports with other E-Learners.