One important way to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in transportation is to effectively train the workforce. Due to tight budgets, transportation agencies have begun to look at other approaches to supplement traditional training methods. Video tapes are use in some jurisdictions; but, while they are much less costly, videotapes lack the interactive elements that have been found to increase learning and retention. Advances in the microcomputer and multimedia industries have resulted in a new alternative -- Compact Disc-based (CD-based) training. CD-based training combines pictures, graphics, music, narration and sound effects in an interactive format. The user decides what to learn, what to repeat, and when to quit. In this paper, an overview of CD-based training, including the alternative formats available and the costs for equipment and course development are presented. Included is an overview of the first transportation applications of CD-based training and an evaluation of these applications. The evaluation was conducted by the Local Technical Assistance Program's (LTAP's) Technology Transfer Centers.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 124-128

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  • Accession Number: 00725975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1996 12:00AM