The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is preparing to launch its new TRAIN Learning Network platform, and new look. Starting in early 2017, learners can begin accessing new, more user-friendly features on the state-of-the-art TRAIN Learning Network. These changes will make it easier for TRAIN’s 1.2 million learners to use the platform and find quality courses.
What TRAIN learners can expect
Learners will first see changes on the national TRAIN website at www.train.org including:
- New, more modern homepage and logo
- Simplified account creation
- Improved advanced course search
- Responsive design, meaning learners will be able to access TRAIN on nearly any device
Tutorials and job aids will be available to help learners navigate the new platform. Additionally, a webinar will be scheduled in early 2017 to show learners and others who are part of the TRAIN Learning Network the new functionality and look.
The launch of these new learner features represents the first phase of the new TRAIN Learning Network platform build. The rest of the platform, including administrative functionality such as adding and editing courses, reporting, and more will be built and released throughout 2017. Classic TRAIN, the existing TRAIN Learning Network platform, will continue to be available to all users throughout 2017 to ensure a smooth transition, and allow time for TRAIN’s 29 affiliates to move to the new platform.
Building the new TRAIN platform for professionals who protect and improve the public's health
This new platform will ensure that the TRAIN Learning Network continues to provide the workforce with the most robust tool to find, access, share, and disseminate quality trainings.
More than 500 learners, training content providers, and partners have provided PHF with feedback throughout the planning and building process. Many of the changes to TRAIN, such as simplified account creation and enhanced search functionality, are a direct result of this feedback. In addition, PHF thanks all of the volunteers who have been testing TRAIN’s new features to ensure that the new platform works as designed. As has been the practice for over a decade, TRAIN continues to be built and improved by and for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health.
Visit the PHF website for more details about this initial launch or contact the PHF TRAIN team. The PHF TRAIN team also will be at the upcoming American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting (booth #1217). Come by to get a sneak peek of the next evolution of TRAIN.