Distance Technology Transfer Course Content Development

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) offers multiple technology transfer courses for engineering, project design, and safety training for state and local agency personnel. These courses are often essential to the agency mission. Because of resource constraints, IDOT has been limited in its ability to deliver courses to statewide participants in a timely, standardized, and cost-effective manner. With telecommunications advances and electronic course delivery technologies, universities have developed and implemented multiple methods to effectively deliver highly technical content online to a diverse population of students. Distance course delivery allows individuals to complete courses from almost any geographic location, enabling cost efficiencies and flexible scheduling. The objective of this research was to investigate the efficacy of the development and implementation of online course content for several high-benefit IDOT technology transfer training courses and short courses. This research project assessed learning management system (LMS) options and investigated multiple online methods to deliver course content incorporating Department knowledge and expertise. In addition, this research produced a summary of findings with recommendations for future electronic technology transfer course development efforts at IDOT.

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    University of Illinois, Springfield

    One University Plaza
    Springfield, IL  United States  62703-5407

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hall, James P
    • Buttlar, William G
    • Burke III, Kevin
  • Publication Date: 2013-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01487869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ICT-13-008, UILU-ENG-2013-2020
  • Contract Numbers: R27-73
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2013 11:20AM