By Morgan Witter, communications manager, ARTBA

A free Dec. 13 webinar will explore how an online learning management system (LMS) can expand outreach to more potential students, save the expense of in-person instruction, and simplify administration, assessment, and documentation functions.

“Electronic education platforms have been used in schools for the past 20 years,” said ARTBA Director of Education and Online Learning Beth MacNeil Stinson. “But technological advances in computer hardware, software, and networks in recent years have accelerated the design and quality of online programs.”

Stinson developed ARTBA’s online learning center, www.putttingsafetyfirst.org, to support and complement its new Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ program, which debuted in October. She said the time is right for businesses to migrate their training to digital delivery methods to engage young workers and to save time and money.

The webinar will present planning, development, and management tips for using an LMS to deliver training to wider audiences. Presentations will cover curriculum and testing design, audience analysis, needs assessments, and other elements to consider when selecting an LMS, as well as the challenges and benefits of using LMS to regularly deliver training.

Stinson will be joined by Denise Brown, training coordinator at the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP); and Rod Wolford, owner of Washington, D.C.-based FOF Communications. The webinar is presented courtesy of the Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

The webinar begins at 2 p.m. EST. Please register in advance.