PREVIEW: CAPR 40-1: Senior Member Education and Training (FORMERLY PD)

Started by JC004, July 29, 2020, 10:12:28 pm

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Eclipse




etodd

Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmMy point was, why on earth would anyone go through the unnecessary hassle
of doing in face local classes when correspondence options are available.

One word ....... uniforms.  LOL
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baronet68

Quote from: etodd on July 31, 2020, 12:48:11 am
Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmMy point was, why on earth would anyone go through the unnecessary hassle
of doing in face local classes when correspondence options are available.

One word ....... uniforms.  LOL

Finally... someone said the magic word!
Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager

Fubar

Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmMy point was, why on earth would anyone go through the unnecessary hassle
of doing in face local classes when correspondence options are available.
Chatting with some folks after a meeting today and there was a significant gnashing of teeth over the loss of in-person courses. As the discussion progressed I realized it had nothing to do with the quality of instruction - it was the social aspect. These are the folks who love to attend classes mostly because it's an opportunity to hang out with their CAP friends.

Of course when the greatest value of the training is the opportunity to socialize, perhaps a complete reconstruction of the training was warranted.

Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmUnfortunately I will not be able to make the conference due to the expense.
Har, har.  8)

shuman14

Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmMy point was, why on earth would anyone go through the unnecessary hassle
of doing in face local classes when correspondence options are available.

Unfortunately I will not be able to make the conference due to the expense.

Because some people enjoy the face-to-face option, where they can ask a question and interact with an instructor and classmates. Some people just learn better that way.

There is also the social aspect of meeting new people with common interests.
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP: National Patron 2013 - 2014, SMWOG 2020 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

THRAWN

Quote from: shuman14 on July 31, 2020, 02:51:21 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on July 30, 2020, 11:47:55 pmMy point was, why on earth would anyone go through the unnecessary hassle
of doing in face local classes when correspondence options are available.

Unfortunately I will not be able to make the conference due to the expense.

Because some people enjoy the face-to-face option, where they can ask a question and interact with an instructor and classmates. Some people just learn better that way.

There is also the social aspect of meeting new people with common interests.

You know you can do that online, too, right?
Strup
"Belligerent....at times...."
AFRCC SMC 10-97
NSS ISC 05-00
USAF SOS 2000
USAF ACSC 2011
US NWC 2016

arajca

You can still do in-person classes. It just won't be called SLS, CLC, etc. You can actually provide training member need with some planning.

jjmalott

Quote from: arajca on July 31, 2020, 05:14:45 pmYou can still do in-person classes. It just won't be called SLS, CLC, etc. You can actually provide training member need with some planning.

Correct, but all of the Vol U training, onsite or online, will have to be conducted by an approved VolU instructor ( Level 1 thru Level 5 ). All instructors have to be approved and go through the Instructor training. There is no more SLS, CLC, NSC, etc. after today.


Jeff Malott, Lt Col, CAP
National eLearning Coordinator

Phil Hirons, Jr.

Quote from: jjmalott on August 01, 2020, 03:39:35 am
Quote from: arajca on July 31, 2020, 05:14:45 pmYou can still do in-person classes. It just won't be called SLS, CLC, etc. You can actually provide training member need with some planning.

Correct, but all of the Vol U training, onsite or online, will have to be conducted by an approved VolU instructor ( Level 1 thru Level 5 ). All instructors have to be approved and go through the Instructor training. There is no more SLS, CLC, NSC, etc. after today.

What was SLS (Level II), is now 26 modules. Some of which can be granted credit based on former cadet or military status / training (and a few other reasons). A squadron / group / wing Education & Training Officer can look for what is needed across the echelon  and put together in person or online training that covers what's needed. That could be a 1/2 day, full day or more program. I've seen several people who could do 1 day of a weekend but not both and that prevented SLS, etc completion.

Wash, rinse and repeat for Level III, IV and V.

Our PD was mainly monolithic chunks (2 to 5 days) that some members could not add to their "CAP" time. Now it can be like eating an elephant, one bite at a time.

I should be finishing Instructor training Monday (3 Aug)

dwb

I completed my VOLU instructor debrief today, and already have my list of students for our first online cohort.

You can absolutely do in-person instruction (when COVID permits). That will be a more efficient way to cover the material. Instruction does not have to be a two-day event like it was in the past. It can be blended, it can be over Teams, it can be spread out over weeknights... or you can join an online cohort and do it all from the comfort of home.

Like I said earlier, the upside is the flexibility to learn how you want/need to learn. The downside is the paradox of choice: sign up for an online cohort, or wait for in-person? Do it all at once, or spread it out? Blended model or online only? How much does the socializing/networking aspect matter to you personally?

Students have to do a lot more research/planning to understand the options in front of them, rather than just signing up for SLS and being done with it.

Capt Thompson

Went in and knocked out a few modules last night to check out the new system. For those who haven't gone in yet, the new modules are in AXIS. There is a tab added with whatever level you are working on. For Level 4, there are 11 modules that you can take immediately online, the other 14 will either have to be in person or online cohort. The modules I did ranged from 20-90 minutes each, although the one marked as 90 minutes only really took maybe 40 to read all of the material and complete the two quizzes. For the online cohort training, you sign up through eServices and select the level you are working on through the Professional Levels module.
Capt Matt Thompson
Historian, Public Affairs Officer

Mitchell - 31 OCT 98 (#44670) Earhart - 1 OCT 00 (#11401)

kcebnaes

So far, it seems pretty decent. I'm working on my Level 4 as well. I got a couple modules done this morning before leaving for work. There's some good stuff in there!
Sean Beck, Maj, CAP
Great Lakes Region sUAS Officer
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