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Rail Car Consortium Holds Virtual Mid-Year Meeting with LMS Preview

Posted August 2021
The National Rail Car Training Consortium held its mid-year virtual consortium webinar on Thursday, July 29. The Center’s Deputy Director, Xinge Wang and Instructional Designer, Kristen Ribaudo shared Phase III updates on recruitment, courseware development and editing, eLearning, and future meetings. Since the last full group meeting in December 2020, the Consortium has completed the development of classroom materials for Rerail training and the review of Trucks 102, 202 and 302 courses. Some exciting milestones have been reached in the Consortium, including the completion of the review of all Phase I and Phase II courses. In addition, the consortium’s first eLearning module on Rerailing is currently under development and will complement the classroom and hands-on learning materials. The Center’s Program Director of Instructional Design, Julie Deibel-Pundt gave Rail Car members a preview of the Center’s new Learning Management System (LMS), which was met with great excitement. The Rail Car Consortium will begin development on a new course topic, Wheel Truing, with a virtual courseware development kickoff webinar on August 19th. A consortium in-person meeting is currently being explored for October 2021. For more information on the Rail Car Training Consortium activities and membership, please contact Xinge Wang .

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