|May 15 - 17, 2001|
|Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Innovations in Training Approaches|
|Wednesday, May 16, 2001 (3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)|
Exam Banks Stacy Helmann, RL
The Richland Operations Office (RL) demonstrated a Microsoft Access 2000 application they've developed to manage FR qualification status and exams. The program allows users to manage all questions in the exam banks, as well as build exams and keys as needed for FR qualification. The program was developed with flexibility in mind - so other sites can adapt it for their use. Copies of the software were distributed to several sites.
Some sites have experienced difficulties in opening and using the application. One reason was some users had the previous version of Microsoft Access. RL rewrote the code so the application is compatible with Access 97. This version was sent to the sites who have contacted Stacy regarding this issue. The other glitch was in gaining password access to parts of the application. The password was set at simply "password" and can be reset by the sites.
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Computer-Based Training Scotty DeClue, SRS
Personnel from the Savannah River Operations Office demonstrated and discussed computer-based training modules used for Facility Rep functional area qualifications. Some of these modules are being used at the Facility Rep Training Course in Albuquerque.
The application of computer based training courses to teach the Engineering Fundamentals portion of the Facility Representative Qualification Card is working smoothly and efficiently at Savannah River Site and at Albuquerque. Benefits of the CBT courses include a reduction in learning time, on-demand learning, increased motivation, increased achievement, better quality control, greater flexibility, and reduced delivery costs.
The courses could also be used to teach the competencies of other DOE TQP functional areas. Personnel interested in obtaining more information should contact Scotty DeClue, SRS, 803-952-4673.