Learning Technologies Research Institute
Creating the next generation of interactive instruction
There is no single technique to developing online instruction. LTRI is experienced in tailoring an approach to fit the customer’s need. Instructor-lead or standalone, technical topics or soft skills, executive training or basic skills, limited bandwidth or T3 line, we tailor the course to fulfill the customer’s unique training goals and objectives.
Creating effective technology-based instruction first requires an understanding of effective methods of instruction. With experience in cognitive theory, instructional design, and human computer interfaces, LTRI staff develops environments fostering active learning, providing timely and useful feedback, and making maximum use of student training time.
Blending technology and creativity
LTRI actively explores new approaches to delivering content that include simulations, serious games, and case studies. LTRI staff and partners are skilled in the current tools such as Flash, STELLA, CGI, and video production.
Leveraging Learning Objects to streamline development
LTRI develops much of its content using Learning Objects; reusable code that can be adapted to a variety of instructional tasks. Using the LTRI library of Learning Objects facilitates the efficient delivery of quality instructional material and provides the customer with a more easily updateable product.
We know the language
LTRI has provided service to the full spectrum of federal, state, local, international government customers as well as commercial companies; creating materials that meet both SCORM and Section 508 compliance standards.
National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium
NUARI partnered with four other university centers to form the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), the premier cybersecurity consortium in the nation. As early as 2004, in partnership with DHS/FEMA, the individual members of the NCPC have developed and delivered DHS/FEMA certified online and face-to-face training courses to an array of states, counties, local jurisdictions, and critical infrastructure components nationwide addressing cybersecurity and cyber terrorism concerns. The mission of the NCPC is to provide research-based, cybersecurity-related training, exercises, and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, counties, states, and the private sector.