Moodle in the Fire Service Program

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This program provided a overview of the Moodle LMS and it use in Fire Service education. It was presented at the 2008 San Francisco MoodleMoot

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Moodle in the Fire Service Program

  1. 1. Moodle for Fire and EMS
  2. 2. Moodle is ideal for Fire & EMS Education <ul><li>Easy to use by students </li></ul><ul><li>Available 24/7 via web </li></ul><ul><li>Activity tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Content is easily transferred </li></ul><ul><li>Previous web content experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Madison <ul><li>Madison is the Capital of Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>UW Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Population 228,000 </li></ul><ul><li>85 sq. miles </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fire Department <ul><li>335 members </li></ul><ul><li>11 Stations </li></ul><ul><li>5 Training Officers </li></ul><ul><li>25,000 calls for service </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>24 hour shifts </li></ul><ul><li>48 hour week </li></ul><ul><li>Required training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WI Department of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Fire Protection Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance Service Office </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do you Train 335 Members? <ul><li>Travel to Training Division </li></ul><ul><li>Training Officer to Station </li></ul><ul><li>Company Officer in-house </li></ul><ul><li>Outside education </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Online Training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Madison's Experience <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMT basic refresher content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paramedic Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CD/DVD training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle (iTrain) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration/Partners </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Advantages of Moodle <ul><li>May be Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor not present when student is. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Can be available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Can be available outside station </li></ul><ul><li>Sharable content </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design support available </li></ul>
  9. 9. How did we end up here <ul><li>Blackboard becomes unavailable </li></ul><ul><li>Contacted various LMS/CMS providers </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle use in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Local contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Gar Green </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some Department using Moodle <ul><li>City of Madison Fire Department </li></ul><ul><li>Dane Co. (WI) Paramedic Services </li></ul><ul><li>Raleigh Fire Department, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Peoria Fire Department, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Hall Co. Fire Department, GA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moodle (iTrain) demonstration
  12. 12. Secure Track-able Login
  13. 13. Content
  14. 14. Web Sites
  15. 15. Media
  16. 16. Glossary
  17. 17. Quiz
  18. 18. Flash Cards
  19. 19. Grades
  20. 20. Reports/Tracking
  21. 21. Roles
  22. 22. Reusable <ul><li>Multiple classes </li></ul><ul><li>Review & Update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharable </li></ul>
  23. 23. Collaboration
  24. 24. Vision
  25. 25. Questions
  26. 26. Jim Keiken Assistant Chief City of Madison Fire Department 325 W Johnson St Madison WI, 53703 (608) 266-5966 [email_address]

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