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Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College Case Study

Providing education experiences created by best-in-class instructional designers

The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College (SCOJC) provides educational programs and activities for judges, magistrates and non-judicial court personnel throughout the state. The SCOJC engaged Franklin University to create three new courses for its existing probation officer online training program. 

Solution Snapshot

Need

Because the SCOJC is responsible for training statewide, online courses provide access to standardized, cost-effective training. As a result of required continuing education requirements, the SCOJC needed three new courses for its existing probation officer online training program.

Solution

The SCOJC partnered with Franklin University to design and build three online, self-paced courses using previously defined curriculum and outcomes.

Results

More than 400 officers were served by online courses in year one and nearly 800 were served in year two. The SCOJC continues to partner with Franklin as its training needs evolve. To date, the University has collaborated to create 11 courses.

Solution Details

Implementation

The initial contract with SCOJC was to design and build a set of three courses on the Ohio court system, the criminal justice system and the authority of probation officers. Using the established curriculum and pre-defined outcomes, the new courses were built inside the client’s existing learning management system. The Franklin University Learning Solutions designers used Articulate Storyline, an industry standard software, to create engaging learner experiences – including video and simulations. Weekly status meetings with the design team and the project manager, kept the SCOJC updated on progress toward the goal. The initial three courses were delivered within a fivemonth period, which was in line with client expectations.

Benefits to the Client

The continuous availability of online, self-paced courses enables convenient, cost-effective training for the SOCJC and probation officers. Not only are more officers able to be served, more officers are in-compliance with training requirements at any given time. To date, about 1,200 probation officers have completed the online courses. Over the past 2.5 years, Franklin University has completed eight additional courses for the SOCJC and continues an ongoing relationship to identify emerging needs.

About SCOJC

The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College (SCOJC) provides educational programs and activities for judges, magistrates and non-judicial court personnel throughout the state.