Development of Electrical Maintenance Training Module for Bus Transit Technicians

This Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) project report describes the development of an internet-based electrical training module to help transit technicians better understand modern transit bus electrical systems. The training module is derived from a pedagogical model of “Know-See-Do-Prove” that takes into account the learning styles of technicians in a blended learning approach where theoretical concepts are explained in computer-based courses and then matched with hands-on training. This approach successfully accelerates retention of principles and concepts, and lays the groundwork for more specific manufacturer training. The training module—CDX Bus: Modern Electrical Systems—is available through the Jones and Bartlett Learning website on a yearly subscription basis with redeemable access codes.

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    • This Transit-IDEA investigation was conducted by Jones and Bartlett Learning, Sudbury, Massachusetts. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Mann, Robert H
  • Publication Date: 2013-6


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Glossary;
  • Pagination: 15p
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  • Accession Number: 01489908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 9:53AM