Luma “Brighter Learning” recently released LumaLens, which the instructional design company says is the trucking industry’s first camera-based authentication process for online driver training.
Authentication in distance education always is a concern the company said, and the stakes are high in the trucking industry, so fleets lacking definitive proof of driver training events potentially could “lose millions” in accident lawsuits.
LumaLens provides motor carriers with liability protection by documenting training. The technology captures time-stamped pictures of users while they are completing training.
“As we continue to support the diverse training needs of the trucking industry, several clients are asking for a more foolproof method for documentation,” said Dr. Gina Anderson, chief executive officer of Luma. “We responded by developing LumaLens as the industry’s first automated method for photo capture of training events.”
LumaLens is available in the Luma eNugget learning management system (LMS), which also comes with a collection of nearly 500 customizable Luma eNugget training modules that cover relevant safety, compliance and orientation topics, Luma said. The modules use multi-media tailored to the learning preferences and culture of truck drivers.
When a driver logs into the LMS to complete orientation or remedial training assignments, a pop-up screen informs the user that the camera of the laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device will periodically take pictures during the assessment portion of training.
Fleet administrators can configure settings for LumaLens in the Luma eNugget LMS. Some may want to limit who has access to pictures, for example, or turn on LumaLens for driver training, but turn it off for a different training group such as office employees.
A separate Reporting tab feature in the Luma eNugget LMS has a “permission logs” section that details how users responded to the LumaLens notification by accepting or denying permission to have the camera on their device capture photos during training events.