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Integrating Mobile Media and Full-size Simulators

507 Integrating Mobile Media and Full-size Simulators

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 25


Spinnaker 2

Truck drivers are trained and tested on inspecting the exterior of the truck as well as driving techniques. Where full-size sit-down simulators are effective for driving training and assessment, it is impractical to simulate an exterior inspection with a life-size simulator. In addition, it is challenging to incorporate assessment of exterior inspections with driving techniques when they use different media. This issue is also analogous to airline pilots and other professions where training requirements include inspection of a large vehicle.

In this session participants will explore how a program built for a touch-capable mobile tablet provided the perfect solution to this challenge. You will explore how the program utilized the unique affordances of a tablet, including manipulating the vehicle by rotating and tilting to see each component that must be inspected. You will discover the depth available in a tablet-based simulation, with lights, tires, dents, leaks, cracked mirrors, and more all being present just as they would in a real-life situation. You will learn how this pre-trip inspection assessment is sent to an LMS that stores the results, which are then available to the full-size simulator via the LMS and can then be used to generate a cumulative score.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The value of a design with media integrated in an LMS
  • When a mobile solution is better than a full-size simulator solution
  • Cost effective methods for performance assessment

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Tablets, full-size simulators, and learning management systems.

Anne Knowles

Instructional Systems Designer

L3 Link Simulation and Training

Anne Knowles is a senior instructional designer for L3 Link Simulation and Training. She has a core expertise of seeing the big picture, absorbing complex information, developing strategies to overcome challenges, and attending to details for success. She has experience in applying this to instructional systems design projects for the US Air Force with L3 Link. Anne is currently on a research and development team creating a rules-based adaptive learning system. Previously, she was an engineer/scientist with the McDonnell Douglas Artificial Intelligence Lab and the director of a small company. She earned her MEd from the University of Oklahoma.

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