Exercise in Utility

Coleman, Ronny J.
December 2003
Fire Chief;Dec2003, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p66
Trade Publication
Discusses the use of technology in the training and education of firefighting personnel. Characteristics and differences of continuing education, distributed learning, blended learning and just-in-time training; Use of long-distance learning techniques; Pros and cons of electronic learning.


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