ERIC Number: ED447271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Technology: Transforming Federal Training. Report to the President.
President's Task Force on Federal Training Technology, Washington, DC.
The federal government's ability to provide the services and products that the American public expects depends on the talents and skills of the federal workforce. Therefore, federal employees must undertake retraining to learn new skills. Accelerating the use of learning technology will contribute to the learning process. A federal task force on training technology accomplished the following: implemented 13 agency individual learning account pilot programs in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); established a joint OPM and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiative to help agencies to better plan the allocation of training resources; developed consensus standards for e-learning; administered the first government-wide electronic survey on learning technology; and established the training technology implementation group. Task force recommendations include the following: (1) create a steering committee and one-stop shop for federal training technology; (2) make training a strategic planning priority for all agencies; (3) establish a government-wide fund for learning technology innovation grants; (4) launch a campaign to educate decision-makers on the advantages of using learning technology; and (5) develop a program to promote existing procurement flexibilities for agency acquisition of learning. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Job Skills, Job Training, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Purchasing, Technological Advancement
For full text: http://www.technology-taskforce.gov/ftt_rpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Task Force on Federal Training Technology, Washington, DC.