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Situated learning with co-operative agent simulations in team training.

Dobson, M. W. and Pengelly, M. and Sime, Julie-Ann and Albaladejo, S. and Garcia, E. and Gonzales, F. and Maseda, J. (2001) Situated learning with co-operative agent simulations in team training. Computers in Human Behavior, 17 (5-6). pp. 547-573. ISSN 0747-5632

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Abstract

The paper describes pedagogic aspects of the theory, design, analysis techniques used and implementation experience acquired during the development of a team training simulation system with a virtual reality interface for learning from emergencies. In particular we demonstrate: the desirability of team training strategies; the value of using training scenarios for constructing shared mental models with intelligent agents, and the use of a virtual reality interface. We present a tool designed and developed to reify the communication acts of team members that demonstrates support for reflective learning. An evaluation tests the acceptability of the simulation and provides feedback from an observation study. The paper then shares some of the emergent questions raised through the project particularly those relating to the management of errors, the fidelity of simulations for training and communications between agents, and the organisational context of integration.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computers in Human Behavior
Uncontrolled Keywords: Situated learning ; Simulations ; Emergency training ; Organisational learning ; Agents
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 13817
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2008 15:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:12
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13817

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