GoLearn Is Ambitious

The newest — and most ambitious — of all e-learning programs is the Office of Personnel Management’s Government Online Learning Center, or GoLearn.  According to Michael Fitzgerald, program manager for the initiative, the mission of GoLearn is to centralize and unify e-learning across government agencies.

“Right now, most training is done in agency silos,” says Fitzgerald. “GoLearn will help reduce costs, minimize duplication of effort and increase training consistency.”

GoLearn offers links to various online resources and 41 off-the-shelf courses in areas such as communication, customer service, project management, Microsoft Office and IT security. Planned enhancements include for-fee courses (including access to the SkillSoft business skills library and NETg’s IT skills library), custom courses, an architecture and infrastructure to support blended learning and integration with FLETC’s distance learning program.

Webinars, collaborative events, online mentoring, career road maps and communities of practice are also part of the GoLearn vision.

“GoLearn is one of the government’s major e-government initiatives,” says Fitzgerald. “We’ve got support from the highest levels. We’re actively working with at least 50 agencies at all levels to take advantage of best practices and to understand their needs. GoLearn is the way e-learning will be strategic for our government.”

For more information, visit the Website http://www.golearn.gov/MaestroC/.

The newest — and most ambitious — of all e-learning programs is the Office of Personnel Management’s Government Online Learning Center, or GoLearn.  According to Michael Fitzgerald, program manager for the initiative, the mission of GoLearn is to centralize and unify e-learning across government agencies.

“Right now, most training is done in agency silos,” says Fitzgerald. “GoLearn will help reduce costs, minimize duplication of effort and increase training consistency.”

GoLearn offers links to various online resources and 41 off-the-shelf courses in areas such as communication, customer service, project management, Microsoft Office and IT security. Planned enhancements include for-fee courses (including access to the SkillSoft business skills library and NETg’s IT skills library), custom courses, an architecture and infrastructure to support blended learning and integration with FLETC’s distance learning program.

Webinars, collaborative events, online mentoring, career road maps and communities of practice are also part of the GoLearn vision.

“GoLearn is one of the government’s major e-government initiatives,” says Fitzgerald. “We’ve got support from the highest levels. We’re actively working with at least 50 agencies at all levels to take advantage of best practices and to understand their needs. GoLearn is the way e-learning will be strategic for our government.”

For more information, visit the Website http://www.golearn.gov/MaestroC/.

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