Embry-Riddle – Worldwide to Offer Free Massive Open Online Course on Aircraft Accident Investigation

Many times, an accident investigation provides the only clues as to how and why an aircraft crashed. Investigators are highly skilled, trained professionals who are tasked with collecting and analyzing evidence to avoid future occurrences. Registration is now open for a free massive open online course (MOOC) about aircraft accident investigation offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. The course is open to the public and runs from May 16 to June 12. 

Students will learn various aspects of the aircraft accident investigation process, from initial field investigation to publication of the final accident report. Special 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. The course also includes critical analysis of selected aircraft accidents and an evaluation of causal factors. Additionally, students can try their hand at data collection using Embry-Riddle's Virtual Crash Laboratory.

The MOOCs at Embry-Riddle Worldwide provide an opportunity for the public to learn about important issues related to aviation. The coursework is self-paced, and the online learning platform encourages a learning experience that focuses on student interaction using discussion boards. ​​​

Find out more about MOOCs at Embry-Riddle Worldwide.