e-Learning Advisory Network Launched

CPKN is working directly with Canadian police services to promote online training opportunities for in-service officers. More than twenty-five police services across the country have appointed e-Learning Advisors, or EAs, to act as CPKN "points-of-contact" within their organizations.

e-learning is gaining recognition as an important training tool. As interest and access to online training grows, CPKN and police organizations have established the E-Learning Advisory Network to provide front-line officers with information about how online training works and the types of courses available. This network will also assist police services in integrating e-learning into existing training curriculums.

"These officers will play an essential role in enhancing training programs in their organizations," says Barry MacLeod, manager for Business Development at CPKN. "Though e-learning is relatively new among police services in Canada, the support for this collaborative approach has been extremely positive."

Chosen for their knowledge of their organization's training programs and motivation to enhance in-service training, EAs will promote online training among their colleagues and assist CPKN in identifying new e-learning opportunities that will provide both cost and time-saving benefits to their organization.

For more information about the e-Learning Advisory Network, or how to become involved, please contact CPKN.