Enhancing Mental Resilience Training in the Canadian Armed Forces: Combining Mobile Learning in Support of Classroom-based Learning
Kimberly Guest, Department of National Defence Canada, Canada
Global Learn, in Limerick, Ireland Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The Canadian Armed Forces Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) training and education program was established to increase mental health literacy, overcome barriers to care, and enhance well-being and performance. Program evaluation has suggested that repeated application and practice of the skills improves retention and effectiveness. In an effort to expand and modernize the training, mobile applications have been developed allowing personnel to adapt the instructional content to their particular mission and life situations. Specifically, a mobile app including goal-setting, self-talk, imagery, tactical breathing, attention control and self-monitoring allows learners to build scenarios to achieve personal objectives. Integrated into existing mobile technology, learners are able to set reminders for each skill and monitor their progress over time. Validation and evaluation of the mobile apps will provide insight into how mobile technologies can reinforce mental health training.
Guest, K. (2016). Enhancing Mental Resilience Training in the Canadian Armed Forces: Combining Mobile Learning in Support of Classroom-based Learning. In Proceedings of Global Learn-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 11-16). Limerick, Ireland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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