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Presentación Toulousse

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Pablo Talarico

on 16 October 2014

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4 of the 34 stations were changed to the regular mail system.

1st week was used to get acquainted whit the virtual class
Social forum for introductions.
Access problems were resolved.

The beginnings
Surface Observer
Antarctic Meteorology
Aeronautical Meteorology

2007 - Important restructure: NMS switched from the Air Force to the civil service.
The best way to carry it out was to work together with the weather station manager and sent by post handbooks for the students.
Meteorological observations have been a priority for the NMS; the need of training surface observers has always been present.
Strong reduction of personnel and budget, which affected all NMS
Need of training meteorological surface observers became a priority
Surface Meteorological Observer
Changes in the course
2009 - Reading material was digitized and send via mail.
- Closer relationship with the stations.
The distance training incorporates some internet tools.
2013 - The Training Department was reorganized based on 2009 assessment from WMO, and taking into account the 2012 Peru´s Workshop experience.
Old Handbooks
Original material
Implementation of E-learning resources
5000 km from north to south.
Diverse Biomes:
Tropical, Subtropical, Oceanic, Mountainous, Pampa, Polar.
130 observation stations: aeronautical, synoptic, climatic, automatic, radiosounding.
National Meteorological Service
140 years
Improvements in the course
2013- Need to train new staff incorporated to different stations.
Moving online
Learning Solutions
Challenges in implementation
Training needs identified
Educational level
Technological skills
Meteorological instruments
Internet access
Improvements in the SMO Course
Considering the implementation in virtual mode, the curricula were redesigned both in content and activities.
The team was expanded: we summoned tutors from different NMS areas.

Meteorologists, teachers, specialists in distance education made up a new team.
Doubts Forums.
Personalized support by the tutors.
Continuous feedback.
Emphasis on the use and practice of both conventional and digital instruments.

95% passed all the final exams in this first term.
Form more trainers for Moodle platform.
The learners satisfaction survey showed:
There were different roles like:
- Teachers
- Tutors
- On-the-job learning
- Moodle Platform Admin
- Technical support
2012 - Regional Training Seminar for National Trainers of AR III & AR IV - Lima, Peru - 17/08/2012

Blended Learning:
theoretical subjects were developed in virtual mode, activities were added.
practices were performed at the stations.
2010 - Course redesigned (WMO 258);
extended to 1 and a half years.
-Basic General Meteorology -Meteorological Parameters
-Instrumental -Weather Diaries
-Codes -Observation Practices

70 stations involved; 100 graduates in the first course 2011, and 70 in 2013.
Moodle Platform was installed.
The weather diaries were digitized.
Some points to take into account from the tutors survey.
Lic. Graciela Rolón
M.Sc. María Inés Campos
M.Sc. M. Elena Fernadez Long
Lic. María Julia Reartes
Téc. Teresa Ibarzábal y Donángelo
Pablo Talarico
Hernán Ciminari

Maintenance and Calibration of Meteorological Instruments
Analysis and Interpretation of Satellite Imagery
Meteorologic Inspector
The NMS has offered technical courses such as:
Future Training Actions
88% had never taken part in a distance learning course.
65% said they could become acquainted with the platform in "high" and "very high" levels.
90% answered that the station tutors provided them guidance and training support in "high" and "very high" levels.
Provide upgrade for Surface Meteorological Observers.
Unify observation criteria within the AR III.
Form AR III observers as virtual instructors.
Redesign traditional courses to virtual mode.
40% of learners had a fair or poor internet connection.
About the materials of the course:
Showed that some current practice needed updating (e.g. the pressure tendency unit was corrected).
“Helped to unify criteria among all stations and solve problems”
“Was very complete and rich”
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