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Development of a CD-ROM Metrology Course at NIST



Georgia L. Harris


The NIST Weights and Measurements Division (WMD), formerly the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM), conducts training in mass metrology at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Over the years, the demand for these courses greatly exceeded the availability. In addition, requests are regularly received to provide refresher training and to provide training on-site. Adequate resources are not available to meet the number of requests. As a result of these needs, WMD decided to develop a CD-ROM training course that includes interactive activities, knowledge checks, examples, video demonstrations, and numerous specialty graphics and photos.This paper presents 1) background information about the project, 2) an overview of the NIST Weights and Measures Division Basic Mass Metrology Seminar, 3) the process used for content development and review (from the original request for proposal and project description to final product review and delivery), and 4) numerous lessons learned during the development of the course. The course material is also being translated into Spanish for even wider distribution and metrology support.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Measurement Science Conference (CD-ROM publication)
Conference Dates
January 1, 2003
Conference Title
Measurement Science Conference


CBT, CD ROM, e-learning, mass metrology, weights and measures


Harris, G. (2003), Development of a CD-ROM Metrology Course at NIST, Proceedings of the Measurement Science Conference (CD-ROM publication) (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017