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Case Study/Beta Test of Updated Model Motorcoach Curriculum

Goal:

To beta test the updated model motorcoach driver curriculum recently developed by the Agency.

Background:

An alpha draft MS Word and PowerPoint version of an updated model motorcoach driver curriculum was developed for FMCSA. The curriculum needs to be beta tested and recommendations need to be made on how to convert the curriculum into a multimedia online or blended version.

Summary:

Facilitation services to manage this beta test will be acquired from an expert bus industry consultancy. Recommendations for candidate participants will be sought through bus industry associations and other channels. This will include consideration of a number of carriers and schools. There is also the possibility of a volunteer manufacturer converting the MS Word and PowerPoint materials into online or blended materials. Ways to ensure that the final curriculum will become an ongoing industry product (with updates as necessary) will be explored.

Outcomes:

Final version of resource materials for model motorcoach driver curriculum.

Milestones:

November 2016: Kick-off meeting.
Fall 2016: Selection of partner motorcoach companies to beta test curriculum.

Funding:

FY 2016: $200,000

Current Status:

Active—Project awarded.

Project Manager:

For more information, contact David Goettee of the Research Division at (202) 366-4097 or david.goettee@dot.gov.

Contractor:

MaineWay Services
Updated: Friday, January 6, 2017
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