Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $20,000)
Under the Kentucky Advanced Technology and Training award (1999-LT-VX-K006), the Justice and Safety Center (JSC) at Eastern Kentucky University developed "Espanol for Law Enforcement," a Computer-Based Training (CBT) module. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Science and Technology, the CBT was designed to equip law enforcement officers with basic Spanish skills. The modules within Espanol for Law Enforcement teach officers basic descriptions of individuals, arrest commands, and how to conduct interrogations, traffic stops, and domestic violence case investigations. Despite a sound curriculum/content, the usability of the CBT was limited due to the CD format as well as several design flaws in the programming component. Therefore, a conversion of the content into a more user-friendly format will enable this instruction to reach more law enforcement than was previously possible.