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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide to Offer Free Massive Open Online Course on Aviation Accident Investigation

Aviation accident investigation plays a vital role in ensuring aircraft are designed, maintained and operated in a safe manner. Faculty from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide will share their accident investigation expertise this fall during a free massive open online course (MOOC).

Registration for Aircraft Accident Investigation is limited and will open July 20. The course runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 13.

Participants will learn various aspects of the aircraft accident investigation process, from initial field investigation to publication of the final accident report. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of human factors and survival investigative techniques and the application of accident investigation findings in industry and research. A critical analysis of selected aircraft accidents and an evaluation of causal factors will be addressed. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to practice data collection skills in Worldwide’s Virtual Crash Laboratory.

MOOCs give students the flexibility of viewing lectures and working on assignments based on their own schedules. The online learning platform encourages a learning experience that focuses on student interaction using discussion boards and social media platforms such as Twitter.

To learn more about the MOOC at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, visit http://worldwide.erau.edu/degrees-programs/free-online-courses/index.html.

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