While online training is a cost-effective way to deliver instruction, creating and sustaining these programs requires a special skillset. This week, four officers from the Royal Thai Police (RTP) worked with NFSTC@FIU’s Senior Instructional Design Strategist, Lori Sullivan, learning the logistics of building effective online training courses and the basic concepts of instructional design.
The RTP team, comprised scientists, crime scene technicians, and management staff, also toured the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Services Division. They saw first-hand some of the tools and technology used here in Pinellas County, including 3D crime scene scanning.
This project is part of our ongoing effort from a Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) grant. NFSTC@FIU will be working with the State Department to assist in the RTP’s long-term goal: to build several online training courses for their entire agency.