Water Plant Operator Training manager explores e-learning options with K-Net

Paul Otis, Manager of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Water Plant Operator Training Program, spent the day in Sioux Lookout examining various e-learning strategies being used by the different KO programs.

The various e-learning demonstrations included a variety of communication tools that use the broadband network to support capacity building in remote and rural First Nations across Ontario. These include the use of:

  • video conferencing for point-to-point and point-to-multi-point training and meeting sessions with archiving and web streaming;
  • internet-based video camera monitoring and online point-to-point training support;
  • Macromedia Breeze presentation platform (chat, video, powerpoint, whiteboard, archiving, etc);
  • open source MoodleFN e-learning platform (http://moodlefn.firstnationschools.ca) with multi-functions and features for participant records and learning modules;
  • Independent Learning Centre (ILC) correspondence courses for high school correspondence courses;
  • KO's new Meeting Space at http://meeting.knet.ca for group sharing, presentations¬†and discussions

Establishing a Kuhkenah Network connection at their training centre to enable the staff to develop and access these resources is now being planned.

For more information about the Water Plant Operator Training program visit www.watertraining.ca