Conversion of Geometric Training Series to English Units and Web-based Training

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1076
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2006
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2008
Solicitation Expires: Apr 12, 2007
Partners: CT, MDOT SHA, MN, NE, NY, OR, TX
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2010
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $1,800,000.00
Commitments Received: $382,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Gene Olchefske
Gene.Olchefske@dot.state.mn.us
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2007 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2008 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2009 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2010 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Lorrie Schaefer Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Lorrie Schaefer Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov

Background

The Geometric Design Training Series consists of 34 lessons that are currently distributed on CD ROM.

These highly interactive lessons were created to teach the complexities of geometric design. They are designed so that difficult concepts can be grasped easily and quickly by civil engineers, highway technicians, transportation planners and new designers. In addition this program can be used to teach people who are new to design, or are from other functional groups who work in design only temporarily. They can be used by Federal, State, Local Roads, Contractors/Consultants or anyone who needs a refresher course on a specific design topic.

These lessons teach design standards and how they interacts, the lessons also help explain the 'why' behind design.

Objectives

This project will convert the lessons from Metric to English units and rebuild them to take advantage of current streaming technology so that they can be accessed on the internet.

The advantage to having this series on the internet is that the lessons will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere. Also, it adds the ability to update the lessons so that they are always current without having to redistribute new versions.

Scope of Work

English conversion of the lessons will be a very large undertaking. Each lesson has several elements that will need to be redone, and the use of focus groups will be essential to keeping the series accurate during the conversion. The conversion of the video portion of the lesson includes rewriting the script with English examples, rebuilding all effected graphics, re-shooting where necessary, re-narration and re-editing. The Exercises and Example portion of the lessons will need to be rewritten; English scenarios will need to be generated and appropriate documents created for them. The Glossary, Prelesson Assessments, Lesson Assessment and Final Assessments and all of the interactions will need to be rewritten and recreated. These elements will then need to be reprogrammed and combined into the final lesson. This process would need to be done for each of the 34 lessons.

We are seeking a total of $1,800,000 in pooled funds to convert the series over a 4-year period. Our target is to have 25 agencies participation at $18,000 per year for 4 years yielding $1,800,000. A full commitment of the 4 years is required.

We will house the lessons on a Mn/DOT server during the development of the series. As individual lessons are completed they will be posted and can be downloaded to each State's local servers for access.

For a sample of what the web-based conversion would look like go to the web site below:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/fhwageometrics/wbl

Comments

Our target is to have 25 agencies participation at $18,000 per year for 4 years yielding $1,800,000. A full commitment of the 4 years is required.

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Conversion of Geometric Training Series to English Units and Web-based Training http://www.dot.state.mn.us/fhwageometrics/wbl/LessonFlow.pdf Solicitation Public

Conversion of Geometric Training Series to English Units and Web-based Training

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1076
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2006
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2008
Solicitation Expires: Apr 12, 2007
Partners: CT, MDOT SHA, MN, NE, NY, OR, TX
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2010
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $1,800,000.00
Commitments Received: $382,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Gene Olchefske
Gene.Olchefske@dot.state.mn.us
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 James Sime James Sime 860-258-0309 james.sime@ct.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2007 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2008 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2009 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2010 $18,000.00 Ken Briggs Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Paul Krekler Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Lorrie Schaefer Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Lorrie Schaefer Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2009 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2010 $18,000.00 Marcy Saenz Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov

Background

The Geometric Design Training Series consists of 34 lessons that are currently distributed on CD ROM.

These highly interactive lessons were created to teach the complexities of geometric design. They are designed so that difficult concepts can be grasped easily and quickly by civil engineers, highway technicians, transportation planners and new designers. In addition this program can be used to teach people who are new to design, or are from other functional groups who work in design only temporarily. They can be used by Federal, State, Local Roads, Contractors/Consultants or anyone who needs a refresher course on a specific design topic.

These lessons teach design standards and how they interacts, the lessons also help explain the 'why' behind design.

Objectives

This project will convert the lessons from Metric to English units and rebuild them to take advantage of current streaming technology so that they can be accessed on the internet.

The advantage to having this series on the internet is that the lessons will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere. Also, it adds the ability to update the lessons so that they are always current without having to redistribute new versions.

Scope of Work

English conversion of the lessons will be a very large undertaking. Each lesson has several elements that will need to be redone, and the use of focus groups will be essential to keeping the series accurate during the conversion. The conversion of the video portion of the lesson includes rewriting the script with English examples, rebuilding all effected graphics, re-shooting where necessary, re-narration and re-editing. The Exercises and Example portion of the lessons will need to be rewritten; English scenarios will need to be generated and appropriate documents created for them. The Glossary, Prelesson Assessments, Lesson Assessment and Final Assessments and all of the interactions will need to be rewritten and recreated. These elements will then need to be reprogrammed and combined into the final lesson. This process would need to be done for each of the 34 lessons.

We are seeking a total of $1,800,000 in pooled funds to convert the series over a 4-year period. Our target is to have 25 agencies participation at $18,000 per year for 4 years yielding $1,800,000. A full commitment of the 4 years is required.

We will house the lessons on a Mn/DOT server during the development of the series. As individual lessons are completed they will be posted and can be downloaded to each State's local servers for access.

For a sample of what the web-based conversion would look like go to the web site below:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/fhwageometrics/wbl

Comments

Our target is to have 25 agencies participation at $18,000 per year for 4 years yielding $1,800,000. A full commitment of the 4 years is required.

Title Type Private
Conversion of Geometric Training Series to English Units and Web-based Training Solicitation N

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