Thursday, March 28, 2013

Online Advisor Training

Pennsylvania DeMolay strives to be at the forefront of technology and program planning for DeMolay. As part of our efforts, we have been working with a consultant to prepare an online course, using Moodle, for adult leaders to complete the DAD training program. This project has been months in the making and we are getting closer to our first public beta tests.

However, many have reservations about online training - and rightfully so! But, we believe we can effectively train new advisors using this system. Each participant will be required to several view multimedia presentations, covering all of the subject matter presented in a "real world" DAD training. The online method will also include a final exam, with short answer and essay questions, as well as an interview process before any adult leader is approved.

The best part is, this is just the start of what we can do with this system! How about online LCC's? Or an entirely online RD? We've already talked about further DAD training using the DAD Plus system. Oh, and for those advisors that need to be re-trained (which every advisor does, once every 5 years, per PA DeMolay policy) this system will offer a way to take the training without leaving the comfort of your home. There really are a ton of possibilities!

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months as we further tweak and refine the system before opening it the public.

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

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