Distance Education for the Fire Service

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Distance Education for the Fire Service

  1. 1. Distance Education for the Fire Service
  2. 2. What is Distance Learning? <ul><li>Student/instructor are separated </li></ul><ul><li>Interact via computers and/or technology </li></ul><ul><li>Modes of delivery: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, videotape, correspondence, video-conf, CD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous/Synchronous </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Distance Learning is not. <ul><li>Easier for the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Initially Time saving </li></ul><ul><li>For uncommitted </li></ul><ul><li>Cost saving is in delivery not development </li></ul><ul><li>End all answer </li></ul><ul><li>Staff reducing tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of Distance Learning <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>
  5. 5. Brief History <ul><li>1892: UW The term “distance education” </li></ul><ul><li>1906: UW New Media - Record Album </li></ul><ul><li>1906-7: The University of Wisconsin-Extension founded </li></ul><ul><li>1978 the University of Cincinnati 's Open Learning Fire Service Program </li></ul><ul><li>1980’s: EMS lectures available from key sites around Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Present: Badger Net/WISC Net </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools around the state sharing resources </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Examples <ul><li>EMT audio conferences 1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>CD Courses/Simulations – NFA CDs </li></ul><ul><li>NIMS course on line - FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Pod casts – Firehouse.com </li></ul><ul><li>Web Cast – Fire Engineering </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some Department using Distance Ed <ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madison Fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Bay Fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elk Grove Village, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Town of Fisher, IN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poudre Fire Authority, Fort Collins, CO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orange County Fire Authority, CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toledo Department of Fire and Rescue, OH </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Based Ed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madison Fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dane Co. ALS Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raleigh Fire Department, NC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peoria Fire Department, AZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hall Co. Fire Department, GA </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 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>iTrain (Moodle) </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>
  9. 9. Moodle Course Management System Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Forums/messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzing/Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Activities tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Grading of coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based or blended course delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul>
  10. 10. Open Source <ul><li>Collaborative group working together </li></ul><ul><li>Community of people/experts </li></ul><ul><li>Community of experts that develop software “ give it away for free”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moodle (iTrain) demonstration
  12. 12. How should I do it? What should I do?
  13. 13. Needs Analysis <ul><li>Student Goals/Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff abilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Instructional Design <ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy of Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li># of student served </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Secure Track-able Login
  16. 16. Content
  17. 17. Web Sites
  18. 18. Media
  19. 19. Glossary
  20. 20. Quiz
  21. 21. Flash Cards
  22. 22. Grades
  23. 23. Reports/Tracking
  24. 24. Roles
  25. 25. 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>
  26. 26. Questions

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