Six reasons why On Q online driving safety training is better than alternative online programs:
Our courses are constructed to make maximum use of online functionality. Other contemporary programs are adapted from older library materials or populated on pre-formatted templates that don’t allow for interactivity to train decisions.
Our training turns the typical “talking head” presentation upside down with a show/interact/explain/test process that provides 15-20% verbal information with 80-85% practice through immersion and repetition. Each student receives feedback specifically tailored to his or her performance. On Q’s virtual learning environments immerse learners in artificial real-world experiences by portraying actual events. These virtual, immersive, interactive simulations engage drivers visually and require both cognitive and psychomotor skills to complete exercises. Most web-based training (WBT) is 80-90% presentation of verbal information and 10-20% quizzing the traditional “read and recall” or “hear and recall” models.
Our courses are designed around task-based interactions that provide instantaneous, seamless branching and response to user input that alters the outcome of the animation. We utilize simulation-based exercises to achieve a part-task, web-based simulation. A major advantage to interactive training is that feedback and “how did I do” reviews are immediate.
On Q’s training presents a series of highly-focused practice scenarios with increasing levels of complexity (or scaffolding), building upon levels of understanding. Performance on this part-task simulation demonstrates comprehension and cognitive learning through application, not rote memory recall. When drivers engage in learning a higher rate of retention than traditional classroom training is attained.
On Q’s courses are designed to be engaging, immersive and interesting, but are not intended to be entertaining. While using sophisticated “gamification” interactions, On Q avoids a game feel to avoid glamorizing collisions and risky evasive maneuvers. We do not ask users to “suspend disbelief,” but rather to engage it.
On Q’s courses use a high degree of graphical correlation to verbal descriptions. Each verbal lesson is graphically displayed to aid understanding and increase retention.