The Common Learning Portal (CLP) began development on October 1st. The project, which is based on a similar concept that was developed by the Cultural Resources Academy will bring all of the various NPS learning websites together under “one roof”-- making training opportunities easier to find and to enroll in. The kickoff was attended both in person at Mather and remotely via WebEx by over 30 persons, including Mike Reynolds, Associate Director of Workforce Relevancy and Inclusion, and various persons from Learning and Development and Regional training directorates.
Upon its completion, the CLP will include information on courses such as articles and items of interest to learners and training communities. The CLP also establishes social networks focusing on communities of practice and provides libraries that can be organized by topics and competencies—plus the capability to link directly to online courses found within DOILearn.
The project will take 12 months to complete, starting with the visualization and taxonomy process which will establish the way information is arranged and displayed, as well as the overall look and feel of the site.