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NCJ Number: 192819 Find in a Library
Title: Training Technology: Get Smart--E-learning for Police
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:29  Issue:1  Dated:January 2002  Pages:82-84
Author(s): Gerald Smith; Jerry Debenham; Carroll Mays
Date Published: January 2002
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines online educational opportunities for police.
Abstract: Among the advantages of online learning are accessibility, flexibility, quality, and cost effectiveness. An officer can access training programs from any location and at any time. Online courses are individualized for each officer, who can select the courses desired and complete the lessons at his or her own pace. The courses are easily linked to the vast related information sources on the Internet. Courses can be carefully thought out and developed over time by the most knowledgeable police professionals available. Long-term financial advantages of online courses include the need for fewer instructors; sharing courses with other police departments dramatically reduces costs; fewer classrooms are required; and officers can take courses when they are ready rather than when the courses are available, which accelerates the training process. It is more cost effective than waiting for a backlog of people needing training to justify putting together a course. This is particularly the case for required training in areas that require yearly certification.
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Computers; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Police career incentive training; Police in-service training; Police procedures training; Police training; Police training innovations; Science and Technology; Teaching/training techniques
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