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CIMES was an organizing sponsor and the state host for the inaugural National Forum on Expert Finder Systems, which brought together builders and users of expert finder systems with decision makers and other stakeholders to talk about trends in EFS and prospects for building a community of practice for EFS professionals.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services needed a training solution that standardizes food sampling procedures for all employees across the state. CIMES designed highly interactive web-based learning modules featuring video demonstrations, step-by-step illustrations, tips for best practices, and “tales from the trenches” featuring audio interviews with food inspectors.
The Open Doors Outreach Network was launched by Voices for Florida in 2016 as part of an effort to address service gaps for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. An orientation module introduces Voices for Florida, ODON, its service model, and what is expected of partner organizations within the network. The training develops knowledge and skills that ensure fidelity to ODON’s service model, leading to standardized quality care regardless of location.
This short, high-impact module uses video interviews and a practice scenario to deliver its core message about the effects of trauma and encourage law enforcement officers to adopt trauma-informed approaches when working with sexual assault survivors.
Because the Open Doors model was implemented rapidly through existing service providers in six Florida regions, CIMES recommended a developmental evaluation, rather than a traditional program evaluation. CIMES used surveys and interviews to identify strengths and weaknesses in the implementation and enable the network to make changes in real time, as the model itself continues to evolve.
CIMES originally developed an integrated business management system called myCIES for the Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University. That system, which brings together application, registration, evaluation, grading, and billing processes with a user-friendly interface, was so successful that CIMES has since developed customized systems for the University of Florida (myELI) and the University of Houston (myUHLCC) as well.
In addition to full web-based training packages, CIMES develops short video trainings that use whiteboard animation to present the basics of how to use an online system or web portal. These videos help users learn very quickly how to perform the entry-level tasks required by the system. CIMES has developed quick start videos for applicants for California Tobacco Control Program funding and for individuals applying for Florida teacher certification.
Florida State University
- Center for Intensive English Studies
The Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University needed a centralized business management system to encompass all the needs of the center, which to a large degree were different from those of the university as a whole. CIMES created a portal and content management system that encompassed student application and registration, course and session creation, faculty assignments, recording of grades and attendance, billing, and reporting.LEARN MORE
University of Florida
- English Language Institute
The English Language Institute at the University of Florida needed a centralized business management system. The institute’s disparate methods and systems needed to be brought together into one over-arching system to facilitate all business and prograrm operations. CIMES created an integrated portal and database that handles the application, registration, evaluation, courses, grading, and billing systems.LEARN MORE
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
This short, high-impact web-based training can be used in group roll-call situations at law enforcement agencies or viewed by patrol officers on their own. The module uses video interviews with a police captain, a state attorney, a trauma expert, and an advocate to deliver its core message about the effects of trauma and encourage officers to adopt trauma-informed approaches. It also includes a practice scenario in which officers are presented with multiple-choice options for how to respond to a "victim" at various points in the law enforcement interview.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Education
- Bureau of Educator Certification
The Bureau of Educator Certification at the Florida Department of Education is responsible for evaluating, granting, and maintaining licensure for Florida educators. The bureau offers its certification partners in Florida’s school districts a number of resources to assist with their job, including training on introductory topics related to certification and licensure. CIMES developed web-based training that strengthened the bureau’s existing training by adding scenarios and application tasks arising from the context of the users’ everyday tasks.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Health
- Bureau of Environmental Health
The Bureau of Environmental Health Radon Program within the Florida Department of Health needed updated course materials for the Florida Radon Certification Program. CIMES provided 150 illustrations and diagrams, a reformatted program course manual, and 9 training modules converted into HTML5.LEARN MORE
California Department of Public Health
- California Tobacco Control Program
The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program, leads statewide and local health programs, services, and activities that promote a tobacco-free environment. CIMES developed the Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities and Resources site to consolidate access in a single location to the information, tools, and resources applicants need to identify funding opportunities and prepare applications for the California Tobacco Control Program. The site also contains searchable directories of active projects and project evaluators, along with links to important websites.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Health
The mission of the Division of Health Awareness and Tobacco was to reduce the use of tobacco products in Florida. The division had taken the lead in Tobacco Free Florida programs and partnerships, but needed to re-envision its systems to maximize resources, ensure accountability, and promote collaboration among its partners across Florida. CIMES created a centralized, web-based resource center, the Florida Tobacco Control Clearinghouse, and related resources to support the division’s information management and communication needs.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Transportation
- Transportation Data Analytics Office
The Florida Department of Transportation collects data for a national-level information system known as the Highway Performance Monitoring System. CIMES worked closely with the HPMS expert to identify the knowledge, processes, procedures, skills, and aptitudes technicians need to perform the data collection tasks. CIMES then developed web-based training that includes scenarios with multiple solutions and assessments that provide rich feedback to help model behavior, deepen understanding, and promote transfer of learning.LEARN MORE