E-learning: application of technology to train tomorrow's railway personnel

Traditionally, many transit systems have not taken advantage of information technology in the training of their staff. The Authorities often rely on equipment suppliers to provide the training materials and the focus has been on paper technical manuals and formal classroom instruction. However, many systems are modernising their vehicle fleets and railway systems, often in demanding economic environments. This leads to increased training needs, often requiring a greater range of skills for staff, while still maintaining an operating railway. This creates training demands that traditional methods are ill equipped to provide. E-Iearning, the application of modern information technology capabilities to the training task, can help dramatically improve the effectiveness and reach of training programmes within existing budgets. Through improved instructional design and delivery via Web/Intranet or CD-ROM, training can now be provided that has improved outcomes, reduced costs and inconvenience, and is ideally suited to application in the environment of transit systems. The capabilities that modern technology can provide and the benefits to both the railway and the staff being trained are explored along with potential solutions that are available. The focus is on how the benefits of e-Iearning are an inherent fit with the requirements of modern railway systems.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Cost efficient railways through engineering: CORE 2002: conference on railway engineering, November 10-13 2002, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01532067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:53AM