|Contact Information for Justice Management Program|
Grant Sawyer Center - west side of National Judical College
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
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Technical assistance inquires can be made with the Justice Management LMS Manager. E-mail inquires are answered seven days a week.
Ken Gibson, LMS Manager
Justice Management Program/311
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Office Hours: M-TH 11:00-4:00
Justice Management courses are delivered online at www.justicedegree.org using Moodle, an open-source learning management system (LMS). Moodle is used by the Justice Management program because of its flexibility, ease of use and superior teaching and learning tools. Courses are offered three times a year (January, May and August).
Since going online in 2005, Justice Management graduates spend an average of 1293 hours in the online course system and compose and average of 130 pages of text. As working professionals, these students enjoy the 24/7 access to online courses, with most students completing coursework on evenings and weekends (as seen in the 2013 yearly graph below).
Content experts in the various Justice Management course areas were identified by program administrators as well as by outside supporting agencies such as NCJFCJ, NJCSA, NJC. Additionally, instructors were identified by contacts at various national conferences in the Juvenile Justice field. These context experts were supplied with approved course descriptions and outlines for development of specific Justice Management courses. Justice Management instructor recruitment has continued since the inception of the program, with a total of 25 instructors having taught Justice Management courses.
As Justice Management instructors develop course materials, he or she works individually with the Justice Management LMS Manager to transform those materials into a rich and dynamic online course. The Justice Management LMS Manager completes the initial design of each online course, using materials supplied by the instructor. The course design process is an iterative one, with the Justice Management LMS Manager assisting in the development of various media formats (text, audio, video, images, etc.) as well as interactive online teaching tools.
The pairing of a content expert (Justice Management instructor) with an instructional design expert (Justice Management LMS Manager) insures that each Justice Management course offers innovative course content, consistent instructional design, and utilizes the latest online technologies for course delivery.