The Age of E-Courses
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) continues to increase the
development of corrections professionals through self-paced e-courses. Over
40,000 corrections professionals logged in to the NIC Learning Center during FY
'13. Current categories for e-course training include computer skills,
corrections topics, leadership, management, and team building. All federal,
state, local, and non-profit corrections professionals, including frontline
staff, supervisors, and executives can benefit from taking NIC's e-courses.
These on-demand trainings can be launched immediately from any location with
Internet access, making them an ideal fit in the busy schedules of full-time
correctional staff. The flexibility of NIC's e-courses also means that users
don't have to have to complete all of their courses in one sitting. Staff who
elect to take e-courses can pause and resume their learning as needed through
course bookmarking and will receive a certificate upon completion of each
course. You can go to http://nic.learn.com to
create a free account and begin taking courses today.
Of course, there are other benefits. Because NIC’s e-courses are available at no charge to students, local jurisdictions can save money on training. This helps staff secure annual training hours and stay current on trending topics without the added costs of travel and registration or the headaches of having to find time to attend the training.
Each e-course also provides a certificate of completion, which is automatically emailed and archived permanently in each user account.
NIC e-courses are available at http://nic.learn.com. Frontline staff can access e-courses via the Frontline Learning Center at http://nic.learn.com/frontline.
This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.