TOPCORP Project Receives Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education, Honorable Mention
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Austin, Texas: Disco Learning Media, a learning experience company and digital publisher with a focus on education, and TOP Energy Training, a consortium of The University of Texas at Austin, The Pennsylvania State University, and Colorado School of Mines, announce that the TOPCORP oil and gas inspector training program received the Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education, Honorable Mention, from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The award-winning program combines classroom instruction and field experiences with an online training course, which Disco’s team of storytelling and instructional design experts helped launch and currently manage and maintain the project with the consortium.
TOPCORP was recognized by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission for closing the knowledge gap in the oil and gas industry by providing practical training for numerous oil and gas inspectors and regulators through the program’s energy-related courses.
“The TOPCORP program is helping to ensure that the nation’s oil and gas inspectors can stay on top of the rapidly changing technology involved in the industry through our inspector training program. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission recognizes that this training is a critical step to stewarding and protecting the environment, while efficiently producing energy resources,” said Dr. Hilary Olson, department lecturer and research center Director of Education, Training and Outreach for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Olson is the project lead for the TOPCORP project at UT Austin.
“The TOPCORP online program is an example of how Disco creates stellar learning experiences using our unique design-centered, expert-driven approach,” said Juan Garcia, President and co-founder of Disco Learning Media. “Our work with TOPCORP was a true collaborative partnership.” Disco also brought Element LMS and Alpheus Media as partners to the table, providing learning management software and documentary media production respectively.
The TOP Energy Training consortium demonstrates several key successes through their TOPCORP program:
- A successful public/private partnership between industry and education to serve a common purpose
- Collaboration between multiple universities and faculty to create a robust energy training curriculum
- Disco’s process of using design and storytelling to rapidly ideate, prototype and configure a mobile-responsive and user-friendly learning environment
Disco congratulates the entire TOPCORP team on receiving the Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Energy Education, Honorable Mention, from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and is honored to play a key role in the success of the Top Energy Training consortium.
About DISCO Learning Media: DISCO Learning Media is a learning experience company and digital publisher with a focus on education. We are instructional design experts that leverage existing technology platforms to enhance learning experiences for our clients and partners. Learn more at getdis.co.