This workshop, organised by the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit and the Turkish National Police Academy, aimed to promote e-learning in police training, analyze challenges, share best practices, and explore options to improve and enhance police training.
Technology is changing the world of security. In an increasingly inter-linked global security environment, new cross-border and international new threats and challenges have created an urgent need for creative new responses. This is also true in the area of police education and training where technology has been bringing new advantages and opportunities.
Establishing e-learning and computer based training programmes and providing it to the local police officers can make a significant impact on the sustainability of OSCE’s advanced and specialized training activities. Moreover, it can ensure standardization of OSCE missions training modules in line with international best practises for a variety of training areas, including investigative interviews, witness protection and human trafficking. In addition, e-learning can provide a cost effective alternative to hiring consultant for specialized training courses and repeating them for other mission areas.
This workshop explored the role of e-learning at OSCE, how to respond to the need for OSCE to focus more on the OSCE field missions, and how to build a consolidated approach to e-learning for capacity development. The workshop was an opportunity for participants to conceptualize a common vision for e-learning which can lead to the pooling of resources, capacity, and expertise to better address today’s development challenges. Participants explored ways to strengthen the development, implementation, and quality of capacity development methodologies using e-learning and technology and how to disseminate them effectively. As explained in above, the capacity of POLIS and it is potential for e-learning will also be explored in the course of the workshop.
The organisers (the OSCE and the Turkish National Police Academy) were seeking presenters and participants with a variety of viewpoints, a depth of relevant knowledge, expertise and experience, and a passion for e-learning excellence.
Simultaneous Russian-English and English-Russian translation was provided at this meeting.