Starting with a baseline computer science course, TraCorp developed a PDA delivered mobile learning course. The purpose was to give students an alternative online/offline learning platform. The CIS 133A course was reformatted for optimum PDA delivery. Each lesson concluded with a “Rags to Riches” game so students could test their knowledge.
The City of Tempe had been benefiting from long-time employees in the Water Management Division who had performed at an exceptional level on-the-job. The challenge of the division was that these exceptional employees were retiring, and with them, the knowledge of their job functions. TraCorp went on routine and emergency calls with the Water Management Division in order to determine \"best practices\". The training course that resulted documented the procedures and protocols that would guarantee the quality of workmanship and level of service being provided would continue without compromise.
Okay, it's not training, but we would never turn away a great customer. Honeywell was in the mood to celebrate, and they invited TraCorp to the party. Phoenix based Aviation Electronic Systems wanted a high-energy presentation that traced the development of the Primus Epic integrated system (a really cool cockpit display) from the first press release in 1996 to the certification on five aircraft platforms in the spring of 2004. The presentation was well received by over 800 Honeywell employees, including the CEO.
In 2010, several companies leveraged TraCorp's development and programming skills to create highly interactive online games and applications. The programs are generally used for business processes, marketing and promotional purposes. The same high fidelity interactions and programming can be found in all of TraCorp's custom online training courses.
Banner Health hired TraCorp to develop a blended learning solution aimed at Emergency Department (ED) personnel. Using a combination of online and classroom training, the course allows ED personnel to explore the psychological effects of terrorism on individuals in their communities. The online learning portion features extensive role playing scenarios. A series of companion PowerPoint presentations and instructor notes allows greater exploration in training workshops. TraCorp also developed a scripted drill testing the effectiveness of each hospital’s ED with respect to terrorism preparedness.
Motorola wanted to educate a worldwide audience at trade shows across the globe and then record pertinent target audience feedback to help build the next generation of products. This combination online survey and custom online training application demonstrates TraCorp's commitment to high quality communications pieces. Shown in Taiwan and South Africa, Motorola's intent was to solicit input from trade show attendees and to develop these ideas into next generation communications tools. The application was designed to stimulate the thought process and motivate users to assess the state of their company's communications future.
Six Sigma Fundamentals was converted from a classroom course to an online learning course. The classroom games, exercises and interactions with teammates were recreated in the online version. Students participate in activities with their online classmates to solve real world problems using Six Sigma tools and processes. The course environment follows an Olympic theme and backdrop. Activities are timed and medals are awarded upon successful completion.
Pierce Eislen hired TraCorp to develop short animations that quickly instruct learners to perform specific tasks within the Pierce Eislen Subscriber software, which is geared toward the commercial apartment industry. Learners view a brief narrated overview of the software task followed by an animated example of the task in a simulated environment. After the example animation finishes, the course provides a link directly to the Subscriber application so the learner can perform the task within the actual software.
TraCorp partnered with Tri-Service Medical Systems Support Center (TMMSC) to create the Theatre Medical Information Program (TMIP) training course. Medical military personal were trained to correctly input information in a simulated software environment prior to being assigned to a location. The software was used to input medical information on military personal out in the field. The information covered MASH units as well as actual hospitals in order to predict trends and to organize bed status and availability.
TraCorp created a fun, interactive training piece using Macromedia Authorware and Flash technologies. Students were presented with real-life customer service scenarios and were required to choose the best response for each situation. Interaction feedback (even for wrong answers) was used as an opportunity to increase learning by reinforcing core course concepts. The result was measurable improvement in both customer satisfaction and employee morale.
The Honeywell eGreen Belt (Advanced Six Sigma) Training Course is designed to teach lean manufacturing to a global audience. The course is loosely based upon the classroom version, but uses numerous interactive practice exercises that were specifically created for an international Internet-based audience. Learners are immersed in a role-play environment including a crime scene fingerprint lab that uses Six Sigma rules to solve problems.
TraCorp worked with the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to create a training program for CARF’s 1200 assessors nationwide. To ensure assessors evaluate each facility with consistent methodology and criteria, the online learning course features a series of narrative interviews with key personnel that an assessor could potentially meet. Survey results from the evaluation are then reported through a simulation of CARF’s evaluation program.
Key ASML training personnel participated in TraCorp's Co-Development Program to create online training for their microchip production equipment, the PAS 5500 Scanner and the TwinScan. This machinery is so large it takes an entire Boeing 747 to ship it. It uses a combination of precision mechanical and electronic equipment including a laser and complex robotics. The goal was to create training for worldwide maintenance personnel and deliver it just-in-time as machines arrived at factories. The training is a big hit and has been given a very high rating by maintenance engineers. The program makes extensive use of animation to effectively demonstrate mechanical and electrical systems. Rigorous testing is built-in to determine competency.
Marketplace Diversity was designed to help Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona reach specific goals in their 8-Year Vision. The course touches upon a wide range of diversity topics directly related to the company. Students are encouraged to build a culture of inclusion and collaboration that will ultimately lead to a stronger organization.
Rio Salado College worked with TraCorp to prototype interactive virtual labs for their Microbiology curriculum. Virtual labs allow learning to occur outside the classroom - bringing lab experiences directly to the students. Students travel to virtual locations on a college campus and take swab samples of various objects to test for microorganisms. The online course provides feedback at each step if a student does not follow the correct procedure. Online interactive lab exercises not only provide students a safe environment to learn and practice procedures, but also allow students to learn anytime/anywhere without the need to visit the campus.
First American Registry historically distributed information through the use of seminars and needed to find a more efficient way to distribute resident screening information training. TraCorp's custom online courseware was the answer. The Effective Resident Screening course provides a step-by-step process for collecting and analyzing applicant information to make sound tenancy decisions for the rental property community.
TraCorp is working with the professionals at Inova Health Systems to provide skill assessments and ultimately healthcare careers to our wounded veterans. The Military to Medicine Program uses the TraCorp LMS and its media production services to create and deliver the content online.
Avnet worked with TraCorp to co-develop interactive online training to educate employees on the operations at Avnet distribution facilities worldwide. Avnet supplied the storyboards and TraCorp created the interactive exercises and media. Employees who take the course learn how the warehouses are designed to maximize both cost efficiencies and customer satisfaction.
Real life third-world factory environment scenarios were created to train the Company's Supply Management audit personnel and suppliers on proper Environmental Health & Safety practices. Company workers received training on correct responses to tough problems, including child labor and substandard working conditions. The goal was to improve the lives and working conditions of the supplier workforce. Students were presented with several factory scenarios and given choices regarding appropriate responses to the situation. Feedback was used to reinforce best practices. Company policies and procedures were available as hyperlinks within the training course for use as a reference during training.
Green Chefs - Blue Ocean is designed to teach Chefs how to create menu choices that sustain the ocean’s fish population. The course was created by the partnership of two non-profit organizations, Chef’s Collaborative and Blue Ocean Institute. The course shares interviews with famous Chefs who have adopted rules for menus that save the ocean’s fish from extinction. The course contains interactive exercises that allow the learner to create menus resulting in a sustainable fishing environment.