About the course
Foundations of mobility module
This module provides an overview of key datasets, analytical tools, and data concepts related to mobility. You will learn a variety of data types and sources — from crash data to travel data to emissions data — while understanding how to appropriately use mobility data in analysis, modeling, and decision-making. These concepts will be presented at a conceptual level, in the context of example use cases. You will come away with an understanding of where to find data, what each dataset represents, and the kinds of questions it can inform, in addition to the role and use of predictive models such as classical statistical and machine-learning models.
- Basic Concepts
- Roadway Safety Planning Use Case #1
- Models and Prediction
- Roadway Safety Planning Use Case #2
- Sampling and Bias
- Transit Planning
- Automotive Engineering
- Data Sources
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Analysis Goals and Equity Concepts
- City Planning
- Classical Statistical and Machine Learning
- Automotive Engineering
- Wrapping Up
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
- You will have access to this module for 60 days.
- This module contains 6-7 hours of required recorded material and an associated testing assessment.
- The module also includes supplemental reading material to bolster your knowledge.
Successful completion of module topics, readings, and testing assessment with an 80% pass rate is required to earn a digital badge for this module.
To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
- There are no prerequisites for this module.
To view technical requirements
The program requires a minimum of the following common set of tools and resources:
A high-speed internet connection outside of a corporate firewall is required to access online course lectures. Online students will need the following:
- Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.5+, or equivalent OS
- 4GB RAM
- 4GB free disk space
- A monitor capable of 1280 x 720 resolution
- Sound card and speakers
- High Speed Internet access (LAN, Cable modem or DSL)
- Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
- Adobe Reader 10+
- Cookies enabled in your web browser
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
** Content Questions and Support**
Students are welcome to contact the module instructor and/or their assistants with content-related questions and support.
This module will introduce key data and analysis concepts for mobility, including datasets, methods, issues and challenges, and use cases for making data-driven mobility decisions.
Dr. Flannagan has over 25 years of experience conducting data analysis and addressing research questions related to transportation and mobility. She develops analytical methods for and analyzes a wide variety of transportation-related data, including travel, driving, crash, traffic, and injury ou...
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