PROJECT TITLE: Creating an Adaptive and Distributed Competency-Based Learning Environment to Develop the Next Generation of Aviation Safety Inspectors
Project completed July 2019
- PI: Dr. Todd Hubbard, Associate Professor Clarence E. Page Professor of Aviation, University of Oklahoma
- Industry Partners: C2 Technologies, Inc., Computer System Designers, Leidos
- FAA Sponsor: Bobby Hedlund, Flight Standards Service (AFB-500)
- FAA Technical Monitor: David Smith
It is apparent that traditional instructional design strategies for FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) training will be affected by technologies associated with NextGen. This was the implicit message in The Future of the NAS, published by the Department of Transportation. The FAA needs to be more agile in training and instructional design. NextGen functionality is dependent on a more collaborative approach to training and job task execution. A marriage between Ubiquitous Learning (u-learning) and Augmented Reality (AR) will provide the kind of agility envisioned in this project.
Expected Project Outcomes:
- Transform current training courses into competencies.
- Translate training objectives to competencies for each course.
- Group competencies into logical groups (e.g. deicing, weight and balance, Part 141, etc.).
- Relate competencies to job tasks by geographical region.
- Create logical connections between competency and “most likely to occur” status by region.
- Establish training priorities.
Value OF RESEARCH:
This proposal is in response to AFB-500 Requirements for Best Practices for 21st Century Workforce Development. It is is designed as a comprehensive approach to the following research tasks: Adaptive Testing, Course Development and Delivery, Adaptive Content, Managing Training Content, and Transfer of Information. The long-term impact of the completion of this research will include the successful development of employees throughout the lifecycle of their career from onboarding to OJT to refresher training (Employee Footprint).