Trainer Fuel – 8 Jan 19

Here are a few articles and blog posts to add to your weekly reading time.  These are quick reads that bring together a variety of training concepts into a single list.

1. Is MIL/LE ready to Harness the Transformative Power of Adaptive Learning?

A trending buzzword or the reality of training in the future?  Adaptive learning is a personalized, learner-centric approach to computerized learning. It harnesses the power of artificial intelligence, brain sciences, predictive analytics, gamification, and microlearning to offer real-time adaptation based on learner activity and performance. Adaptive learning is mastery-based and technology-driven, which maximizes learner engagement, efficiency, retention, and effectiveness.


2. The Toxic Student – “I dare you to train me!”

If you’ve been an instructor for a while chances are you’ve experienced the student in your training who doesn’t want to be there and doesn’t hesitate to let everyone know.  Our friend Brian Willis asks the question – how do you deal with the student who crosses their arms and doesn’t want to participate in training.  Why is it that many instructors concern themselves with this student?


3. Forget Millenials – Is MIL/LE ready for GEN-Z?

Generation Z is knocking on the department door and have been leading their peers in your department’s Explorer Program for years.  While trainers and management were distracted by millennials their younger siblings have slipped in under the radar and they bring with them a whole new set of training challenges – are we ready?


4. Risk Assessments – Do you do them?

Does your department do deliberate Composite Risk Management (CRM)?  Here’s a quick and easy read on how to correctly and effectively integrate CRM into your training.


5. Cryptocurrency 101: What cops need to know about crime, cryptocurrencies and the dark web

Is your department training properly for the future currency of crime?  Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple are some of the 1,600+ cryptocurrencies available for purchase. Some, like Monero and Zcash, were specifically designed by money launderers to make it harder for law enforcement to track and seize. Monero even brags on its website that its currency is “designed to be private, secure and untraceable.”