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The National Training and Education Resource (NTER)

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Dr. Michelle Fox – The National Training and Education Resource (NTER)

On behalf of the NITRD SEW-Ed Team, we are pleased to announce Dr. Michelle Fox, the Chief Strategist for Education and Workforce Development, Office of Energy and Renewable Energy (EERE), at the US Department of Energy, who will be presenting The National Training and Education Resource (NTER) on Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 10:00 to 11:00am at NSF Stafford II-525. Please come and hear more about this new training module which can help meet the needs of the diverse 21st century workforce.

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The National Training and Education Resource (NTER) is an open source toolset developed by the US Department of Energy. It makes it easy, and inexpensive, for organizations to build, and deliver state-of the art learning experiences and continuously improve them. NTER offers a networked experience and specialized search engine just for education and training. The NTER platform provides a full set of tools including course authoring, a 3D world builder, a traditional learning and content management system (LCMS) and support for multiple content types including images, text, multimedia and 3D all within a course. The multi-media, interactive, self-paced training modules can help meet the needs of the diverse 21st century workforce.


Brief Bio:
Dr. Michelle Fox currently serves as the Chief Strategist for Education and Workforce Development, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), at the US Department of Energy. In this role, she provides strategic direction to ensure that a trained workforce exists to support the deployment of clean energy technologies. She also helps coordinates education and training programs across the EERE program offices to increase their productivity andimpact.

She has been using her background in developing and evaluating technology including games, simulations and virtual worlds to develop new kinds of training and education to support DOE's mission. She was recently recognized by an Association for Federal Information Resources Management AFFIRM Leadership Award for this work as well as the National Institute of Building Science’s 2011 Institute Honor Award, the Chief Learning Officer’s Top Innovation Award, and a DOE Achievement Award. Her work on advanced learning technologies is only part of portfolio which extends to interagency collaboration on workforce development, STEM education, evaluation, assessment, credentialing and accreditation.

Prior to joining DOE she served as Vice President of Learning Technologies at a science policy think tank in Washington, DC and for the Congressional Research Services at the Library of Congress. Fox earned her B.A. at Trinity College, Hartford, CT; her M.A. at King's College, London; and her doctorate at Oxford University.