ERIC Number: ED395566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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The Virtual Training Program: Implications for Military and Civilian Educators.
Shlechter, Theodore M.; Burnside, Billy L.
This paper describes the Virtual Training Program (VTP) at Fort Knox (Kentucky) which aims to provide the United States Army National Guard units with intensive, time-compressed training opportunities. The program consists of: (1) computer-generated exercises that compel units to perform actions associated with training objectives; (2) realistic scenarios that immerse participants in training situations; (3) a standardized library or menu of exercises with recommended sequences; and (4) training support packages, including documentation, manuals, and simulation materials. The program was developed in four phases by design personnel, subject-matter experts, and evaluators. The use of a training device called Simulation Networking (SIMNET) to recreate vehicular combat is described, including details about the duties of the various instructional teams, needed materials, the training exercises themselves, training schedules, and handbooks. The paper closes with a brief assessment of the merits of the program. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Army National Guard; Combat; Kentucky (Fort Knox); Virtual Reality
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).