E-Learning in the Equivalency Academy

Online or elearning has been around for years. However, law enforcement training has sometimes been challenged to use it to its maximum effectiveness.

The state of Washington has found a solution. In 2010, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) was tasked with finding a better way to deliver its equivalency academy. This academy was designed to orient officers from other states to Washington state law and state criminal procedures. The challenge was to take the old, static lecture and PowerPoint-driven format, focus the content, and use real-world problems to drive home the learning. At the same time, the WSCJTC wanted to increase the critical thinking skills and increase learning retention.