Rigil’s StrataGem mobile learning application selected for first-of-its-kind FAA research study

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WASHINGTON -- Rigil announced today, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the start of a research study to validate and support remote learning beyond traditional classroom settings using Rigil’s StrataGemTM mobile learning platform.

Rigil’s StrataGemTM provides a rich learning experience for the organizations and individuals who use it - no matter how they choose to style their training curriculum. It has adaptive learning, competition, metrics-based data, and self-evaluation features. Once adopted, organizations have full control of the tool and can easily tailor content on their terms, without any hands-on IT support or additional costs.

The FAA adopted StrataGemTM in 2019 to train air traffic controllers remotely and in classroom settings, using its mobile applications. The COVID-19 pandemic expedited the need for virtual training and increased the FAA’s desire to explore and further understand mobile training effectiveness. The StrataGemTM platform enables trainees to learn the concepts by immersing in visual and lifelike aviation experiences.

The FAA’s Center for Excellence (COE) for Technical Training and Human Performance (TTHP) will lead the study with hundreds of students participating from 10 higher learning institutions across the country. The study will analyze the time it takes to complete training modules, measure learning progress and how skills are improved, find best practices for adult mobile learners, and use findings to enhance training effectiveness. This will also provide opportunity to test out new capabilities including visual scanning, situational awareness, and risk-based decision making.

The following universities and colleges will participate in the study include:

  • Auburn University
  • InterAmerican University
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Tulsa Community College
  • University of Akron
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Wichita State University

“We’re proud the FAA chose us to partner in this important study in a time when understanding mobile learning platforms and their effectiveness is more important than ever before,” said Bob Tobin, Rigil’s Senior Vice President for IT Services. “We’ve already seen the benefits StrataGemTM has brought to the FAA with its easily tailored training solutions. We’re confident the study will validate the effectiveness of using mobile apps for remote learning and our StrataGemTM platform’s unique ability to meet these challenges with a broad audience.”

About Rigil

Rigil is an award-winning strategy, technology, and products company committed to making life better for every individual and community they support. Founded in 2005 as a woman-owned business, Rigil had one premise: There is always a better way. A better way to serve customers, deliver solutions, and foster a balanced working community. Learn more at www.rigil.com/rigil-company-information.

About the FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance

The FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP) is a consortium of leading aviation research institutions dedicated to helping the FAA revolutionize technical training practices and take human performance to new heights. Learn more on the COE TTHP website.