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The Virtual Life-Fire Exercise: E-Learning for the Army's Infantry Leaders
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, , US Army RDECOM-STTC, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The military relies heavily on live-fire training exercises to prepare warfighters for real-world missions. Growing resource constraints limit the military's ability to conduct this essential training. In response, research is being done to develop low-cost technologies to provide effective training through "virtual live-fire exercises." The US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Simulation Technology Center is leading this research by developing a PC-based tactical decision trainer for newly commissioned lieutenants in the US Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, GA. The trainer combines traditional Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) technology with engaging simulations based on first-person shooter game engines. It proves that ADL technology can mitigate the effects of resource constraints and provide an effective training experience. The presentation will review the requirements, review the development life-cycle, and demonstrate a prototype of the trainer.

Citation

Pike, B. & Wansbury, T. (2003). The Virtual Life-Fire Exercise: E-Learning for the Army's Infantry Leaders. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1744-1747). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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