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Ranger Academy 2018-10-24T12:28:00+00:00
Aim:
Developing a scalable way of delivering expert knowledge to every ranger in the world.
Timeline:
October 2016 – Present. App is finished, now developing modules.
Ranger Campus project areas
Ranger Academy, the first e-learning platform specifically built for rangers and scouts | © Ranger Campus 2017

The Ranger Academy is an e-learning platform designed to the specific requirements of park rangers worldwide. The platform consists of a web-based content management system (CMS) and learning management system (LMS). Park managers and trainers can monitor individual ranger progress and competency levels allowing for more effective on-site training.

The iOS and android applications can be downloaded on any smartphone or tablet, and can be used on- and offline. The applications allow for ‘hot seating’, sharing one device between users whilst still allowing users to access their own personal learning environment.

The curriculum includes multiple modules identified as crucial competences for rangers, e.g. Basic Forensic Awareness, Emergency Field Care, Ammunition and Firearms awareness, Arrest & Search, etc. The platform and curriculum can serve as a great starting point for on-site training.

Testing of web-based management tool, Kenya | © Ranger Campus | Photo by Boris Vos 2017
Field research and testing of e-learning user interface | © Ranger Campus | Photo by Stani Groeneweg 2017
Filming patrol techniques e-learning with KWS | © Ranger Campus | Photo by Cees Baardman 2017