Dr Nora McCarthy, UCC ASSERT, hosted a student workshop (in collaboration with UCC BIS, FAC and TUGraz) in UCC on Friday, 11th November 2016, to explore the effect of training on decision-making capability. Participating students comprised a mix of both undergraduates and postgraduates from BIS and ISBP respectively. The students completed a specially designed training course, developed by Dr McCarthy, and subsequently answered questions and provided feedback about the content. The course, which was prepared by FAC and UCC ASSERT, was hosted on the S-HELP Learning Management System (LMS), a platform which allows emergency management stakeholders to create a personalised learning environment. Each student was supplied with a unique ID, and given sufficient time to complete the course at their own pace whilst invigilators were on hand to provide assistance where necessary. Refreshments were provided to students following the workshop and all those in attendance were entered in a draw for an iPad in thanks for their contribution and participation on the day.
BIS student, Niamh Tierney, was the winner of the iPad and collected her prize on the 15th of November in UCC. S-HELP wants to thank all participants of this workshop. Their feedback will contribute directly to the project by exploring the topic of decision-making capability among the next generation of decision-makers. Findings will be reported in the S-HELP Work Package 5 documentation and additional information can be requested from Dr McCarthy (email@example.com).