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What FAALAS is doing for you: AALAS Learning Library Danny Johnson, RALAT FAALAS Technician Branch Representative
AALAS Learning Library …launched in 2003 as the successor to the AALAS Campus
Features Courses: 116+Courses: 116+ MediaMedia −Image-rich −Streaming video & audio in selected courses TestsTests −Practice questions and exams TranscriptsTranscripts −Documenting courses started, completed, and exam scores Course Completion CertificatesCourse Completion Certificates −Printable Continuing Education UnitsContinuing Education Units −For the AALAS Technician Registry and CMAR recertification
Curricula Training Tracks – organized by job functions: −Technician Certification Preparation −Animal Care & Husbandry −Animal Use Methodology −Occupational Health & Safety −Regulatory and IACUC Compliance −Management −Training −Animal Health, Disease & Medicine −Free Courses −All Courses Users with an account may access any track without restriction.Users with an account may access any track without restriction. Users without an account may access only free courses – no documentation.Users without an account may access only free courses – no documentation.
Study Areas in the Animal Care & Use Library # of Courses ALAT Technician Certification Preparation 33 LAT Technician Certification Preparation 18 LATG Technician Certification Preparation 21 Taking an AALAS Technician Certification Exam 1 US Federal Mandates 4 Ethical Decision Making 3 Pain and Distress Management 2 Videos/CDs on Biomethodology 2 Working w/ IACUC and Essentials for IACUC 3 Writing an Animal Protocol 9 Nonhuman Primates Courses 2 Mouse Biomethodology 5 Basic Metrics 1 Selection of Cage Cleaner Products 1 Writing Multiple Choice Questions 1 Laboratory Animal Medicine 1 Ergonomics2 BMBL1 Workplace Training 1 Aseptic Techniques 1 Time & Project Management 2 Total Free Demo Courses
Training Documentation Training Documentation For Branch Members −Each individual who has an active account will have access to a transcripts. Course Completion Certificates −Each individual can also print a certificate when a course is completed & exam is passed. Continuing Education Units −Earned for the AALAS Technician Registry and CMAR recertification
Tracks – Organizing Course Topics by Job Function Study Areas Lessons Courses
Yellow link color track lessons completed Course: Working with the Laboratory Mouse Videos demonstrate procedures
PracticeQuestions optional after each lesson Practice Questions optional after each lesson ExamQuestions cover entire course Exam Questions cover entire course Multiple question formats: Multiple ChoiceMultiple Choice Multiple AnswerMultiple Answer True/FalseTrue/False Short AnswerShort Answer
Missed Q's Success!
Print a CEU Certificate for each course completed and exam passed.
Subscriptions – Individual Group A subscription provides access to all courses for 1 year. IndividualsIndividuals −$100 USD (AALAS members); $170 USD (nonmembers) Groups (7-199 group members)Groups (7-199 group members) −Fee decreases with increase in group size −Example: Group of 150+ persons, each: $10 USD (AALAS Institutional & Commercial Members or AALAS branches)$10 USD (AALAS Institutional & Commercial Members or AALAS branches)
Eligibility FAALAS MembersFAALAS Members −You must be a FAALAS Member to participate in FAALAS ALL program RegistrationRegistration −September 2006 −Fee will not be prorated for late registration
Group Coordinators Institutional Group CoordinatorInstitutional Group Coordinator −“backstage pass” −can view transcripts, certificates, etc… Branch Group CoordinatorBranch Group Coordinator −no backstage pass
Features for Group Learning Management (Branch Groups) Branch Group Coordinator responsible forBranch Group Coordinator responsible for −Purchasing accounts −Adding group members to roster −Sending usernames and passwords −enrolling members and assigning accounts Branch group coordinator does notBranch group coordinator does not have access to online staff records –Distributes usernames and passwords; once the group member has logged in the first time, username and password is no longer visible to group coordinator on branch roster.
2005 User Satisfaction Survey 6000 users contacted by 290 responses Ease of navigation through courses: Yes92.6% No0.7% Not taken a course yet 6.7% Courses rated as: Excellent51.0% Good47.2% Fair 1.7% 1.7% Poor0% 98%
Not just a certification tool! The ALL has courses forThe ALL has courses for −Investigative staff −IACUC members −Veterinary students and veterinarians new to the field −Management staff −Technical staff