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Title: CBT at the FLETC
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:56  Issue:11  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:22,24
Author(s): R L Young
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 2
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Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Ga., is developing computer-based training (CBT) methodologies to improve the quality and effectiveness of training courses while reducing the costs of that training.
Abstract: Over the past few years, the FLETC has experimented on a small scale with computer applications in training. In 1987 FLETC's Computer/Economic Crime Division (now the Financial Fraud Institute) added CBT modules to the "Computers as Investigative Tools" course in the 8-week basic criminal investigator training program. The modules teach the investigator/students about word processors, electronic spreadsheets, and data base managers. They also give the students "hands-on" experience working with the three types of applications. The initial thrust of the current CBT plan is to build general knowledge, understanding, and commitment to CBT among FLETC's instructors and managers. A CBT development group is currently working with staff to identify individual courses and programs that could benefit from CBT applications. The ability to cut training time and dollars, coupled with the ability to offer personalized training to a large number of students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels makes CBT very attractive.
Main Term(s): Computer aided instruction
Index Term(s): Police training innovations; Teaching/training techniques
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