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CIMES Sponsors Virtual Expertise System Symposium for Florida Universities

CIMES is the organizing sponsor for the Virtual Symposium on Expertise Systems in Florida Universities to be held beginning May 11, 2020. The free series is for entities in Florida’s universities that collect and disseminate information about faculty research, publications, and professional activities. Primary audiences include faculty and staff involved with any type of university expertise system--such as those used in research management, faculty advancement, library scholarly commons, commercialization, or industry engagement.

Quick Start Training Videos Use Animation to Help New Users

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.

English Language Institutes Benefit from New Business Management Systems

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.

CIMES Wins Award for National Training Program

CIMES received a 2018 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for its web-based course called Recall Audit Checks. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration funded the development of the training module.  

Developmental Evaluation Will Help Network Evolve

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.

Training Guides Patrol Officers in Trauma-Informed Approach

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.

Award-Winning Customized Training Is Aimed at Professional Engineers

The CIMES learning experience design team received a 2014 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for Project Traffic Forecasting, a Florida Department of Transportation web-based course that uses interactive scenarios to train professional engineers. If you're looking for a new angle on old training—or need new training—look first at our services and record of success. Who knows? Your course may be the next one to win an APEX award.

Training for Food Inspectors Helps Keep Floridians Safe

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.

Module Helps Network Serve Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

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.

Florida ExpertNet Cited in National Study of Innovation Exchange Web Portals

Florida ExpertNet is featured in "Best Practices of Creating Innovation Exchange Web Portals Across the States," a May 2016 report by Cleveland State University. ExpertNet is a leading expertise system in the forefront of a growing national trend. The portal includes information about researchers at all 12 of Florida's public research universities and 2 private research universities. The ExpertNet database includes faculty experts and their funded research projects, specialized centers and institutes, licensing and commercialization opportunities, speakers bureau, and postsecondary education programs. Florida ExpertNet is operated by CIMES in partnership with the State University System of Florida Board of Governors.

CIMES PR Campaign Invites You from the Past into the Future

The CIMES creative team has attracted a lot of attention with this whimsical postcard marketing campaign! Get on board and request to be added to our mailing list. Our postcard series uses a sense of humor and a touch of history to show what CIMES Instructional Design and Training has to offer. If you're looking for a new angle on old training, or want to develop new training, look first at our services and record of success. And, as you can see, our marketing campaigns provide the perfect complement to your new training. Call on us!

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