This course is designed to provide learners with the basic knowledge necessary to safely operate an automobile. It is an introduction to the highway transportation system with emphasis on risk perception and management in the decision-making process.
The course covers general driving laws and education. Driving laws may vary by state so users can optionally add state-specific laws and information to this course. New drivers are also required to complete behind-the-wheel driving hours which will be conducted external to this course. Students do not receive a driving permit or license upon completion of this course.
Target Audience: Any student who meets state age requirements.
Key strategies employed to support participants in achieving learning outcomes include:
Each unit has been designed with illustrated content, videos (with transcripts available), activities, worksheets, handouts and quizzes.
Videos can be viewed as often as needed. A high-speed internet connection is recommended for viewing videos and Flash is required to complete driving simulations.
Lessons use illustrations, images, videos and adaptive feedback with self-check exercises to reinforce concepts.
Self-check review questions are included in each lesson for students to evaluate their own progress.
Quizzes are included at the end of every unit. Students must complete each unit quiz with a mimimum score of 80%.
The course culminates with a final exam which students must pass with a minimum of 80%.
This course is designed for 45 hours of classroom instruction.
The course contains an introduction followed by 12 units of instruction. Each unit is segmented into lessons, for a course total of 43 lessons, 22 activities and 5 active driving simulations.
The course structure is modular. Units and lessons can be rearranged or sequenced based on institutional need or preference.
Additional units or lessons can be added for state-specific driving information.