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Training for National Level Food Recall Audits

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services conducts Recall Audit Checks in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration to ensure that food and product recalls have been appropriately carried out. CIMES developed a scenario-based web-based training, to be delivered in a just-in-time manner, for food inspectors that conduct these checks.

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" May 2016 report by Cleveland State University. ExpertNet is a leading expertise system in a growing national trend. The portal includes researcher information from all 12 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 on a variety of topic and Postsecondary education programs. Florida ExpertNet is operated by CIMES in partnership with the State University System of Florida Board of Governors.

Award-Winning Customized Training

The CIMES instructional design (ID) team has been garnering a lot of attention with their Web-based training courses! The ID team recently received an Award for Publication Excellence (APEX) in the Education & Training Electronic Media category for an online course they developed—Project Traffic Forecasting. The course was developed for the Florida Department of Transportation and uses interactive scenarios to train professional engineers. If you're looking for a new angle on old training, or want 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. Call on us!

CIMES PR Campaign Invites You From the Past Into the Future

The CIMES creative team has been garnering a lot of attention with their whimsical, to-the-point post card PR campaign! Get on board and request to be added to our mailing list. Our new post card 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!

Priorities for Evaluating Instructional Materials: Research Update
Center for Information Management and Educational Services
This update adds research findings to the major priorities for evaluation of K-12 instructional materials in Florida. The Office of Instructional Materials, Florida Department of Education, funded this report to ensure that the adoption process incorporates the most up-to-date research for evaluating the effectiveness of K-12 instructional materials.

The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part III - Administrative Framework
Amy M. Finley and Rebecca H. Augustyniak
Amy Finley and Rebecca Augustyniak co-wrote an article "The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part III--Administrative Framework" published in Online Information Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2007. The article includes information on the two primary models of a portal administrative framework: governance (strategic) and management (operational). The governance model contains a description of the governing units and their responsibilities. The management model includes a description of key management components (primary function, activities, and manager) and management roles and responsibilities.

The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part II - Content Management
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, and Dawn Aguero
The article is the second in a four-part series that explains the processes involved in planning a portal and creating a portal-definition document. It discusses and illustrates the components of a portal content management (CM) strategy, including the content inventory and analysis, content acquisition, access structures, classifying content, content life cycle, CM software, and metadata standards.

Transitioning from Knowledge Management to Portals: Creating Customized Data Delivery for End-Users
Rebecca H. Augustyniak, Dawn B. Aguero, and Amy M. Finley
Upon successful development and implementation of Florida ExpertNet—a Knowledge Management system (KMS) that connects business/industry and the public sector with thousands of individual faculty members with proven expertise—our focus quickly turned to how we could better meet the needs of the end-user. The system had been successfully populated with meaningful data, but there was no easy mechanism for the end-user to mine it. There was also no way for the end-user to customize the system to specifically meet his or her needs. Based on the use of Web portals to help mine data and customize information delivery to the end-user, a Web portal seemed to be the logical solution.