News: 2008 Archived News Items
Upcoming CITE and FHWA Blended Courses (2009)
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) eliminates the inconvenience of attending courses away from the office by providing "blended" courses through an interactive web-based format. All of CITE's courses are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The courses provide student interactivity through a stimulating mix of participatory activities, such as self-study quizzes, exercises or problems, and drag-and-drop pages. These activities help support and reinforce the text-based information and keep students engaged and active in the learning process.
A "blended" course combines the best features of both instructor-led and web-based instruction. These features include:
- Live discussions with the instructor through the use of conference calls,
- Convenient, flexible web-based learning,
- A specific time schedule in which to complete the course, and
- Interaction with other students through the use of class workshops posted on a discussion board.
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) and the FHWA Office of Safety have released the following interactive web-based courses schedule for 2009:
|Principles and Tools for Road Weather Management - Instructor-led, Web-based ("Blended") Version|
Description: This course provides
transportation professionals in highway maintenance
and/or highway operations with training to develop tools
and strategies for addressing road weather problems. The
course begins with an overview of the types of road
weather problems and their associated costs, as well as
basic meteorology for non-meteorologists. Through this
course, participants are exposed to various strategies
for addressing road weather problems, including Road
Weather Information Systems (RWIS) and the development
of crosscutting decision support systems to respond
effectively to weather situations. In addition, road
weather solutions unique to maintenance management,
traffic management, traveler information, and emergency
management are discussed.
|Introduction to Systems Engineering - Instructor-led, Web-based ("Blended") Version|
Description: This course is an
introduction to systems engineering for ITS project
managers and project staff. It provides a high-level
view of a broad and rich topic area, introducing basic
concepts to individuals who are working on ITS projects.
The goal is to allow these individuals to understand the
benefits of applying systems engineering approaches as a
means of developing quality systems. The course covers
technical practices such as modeling, prototyping,
trade-off analysis and testing, and management practices
such as risk assessment and mitigation, which make up
"best practices" in the systems engineering arena. This
course is part of the core Intelligent Transportation
Systems (ITS) curriculum established by the ITS
Professional Capacity Building (PCB) program.
The fee for the course is $250 and students can register by going to the CITE web site.
For more information, please contact Denise Twisdale, email@example.com or 301-403-4592.