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Going Virtual With Online Training During Challenging Economic Times

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Jeffrey Rohrlick

Federal government employees are challenged to increasingly skip the classroom to receive training. Despite the current travel and budgets cuts Federal agencies need to train a growing younger generation workforce and pass on institutional knowledge from the large percentage of retiring Federal employees effectively.

  • More flexibility and convenience - Online courses also expand the flexibility for remote workers/executives to study when it’s most convenient, use tools they’re already using and train just enough when they need it.
  • Better, richer communication and community building between learners and instructor as well as among learners - Through wikis, message boards, and other synchronous and asynchronous discussions, participants not only share knowledge but get to know one another.
  • More engagement opportunities including rich media, social media connections
  • Online resources provide continuous learning opportunities via connections with experts and sources – Q&A and learning community continues after the learning event.
     

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Jeffrey Rohrlick
Jeffrey Rohrlick

Jeffrey Rohrlick has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of educational technology. He has worked at a variety of academic institutions, both military and civilian, and has a proven record of success working to effectively use technologies to support teaching, learning, and collaboration. Jeff has also successfully delivered curriculum using web 2.0 technologies, in both asynchronous and synchronous modalities. Jeff has also managed a variety of projects for customers in the civilian and private sectors.

His management experience includes deploying the Blackboard Learning Management System on an enterprise level for the Defense Language Institute, the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy. He also led a software development team in the creation of custom foreign language test management and delivery software for the Defense Language Institute. As a project manager, Jeff has worked at the Federal Aviation Administration and was the Director of Academic Technology at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Jeff has two master’s degrees, one from the University of Michigan’s School of Education and a second from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP).


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