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Virtual Reality, Training's Future? : Perspectives on Virtual Reality and Related Emerging Technologies - Robert J. Seidel

Virtual Reality, Training's Future?

Perspectives on Virtual Reality and Related Emerging Technologies

By: Robert J. Seidel (Editor), Paul R. Chatelier (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1997
ISBN: 9780306454868
Number Of Pages: 222

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In 1988, the NATO panel governing human sciences (Panel 8 on Defence Applica- of Human and Bio-Medical Sciences) established a Research Study Group to synthe- tions size information relevant to Advanced Technologies Applied to Training Design. During its first phase, the RSG established an active exchange of information on advanced tech- nologies applied to training design and stimulated much military application of these tech- nologies. With the increased emphasis on training throughout the alliance, Panel 8, during its April 1991 meeting decided to continue with Phase II of this RSG focusing in the area of advanced training technologies that were emerging within the alliance. In order to ac- complish its mission, the RSG held a series of workshops. Leaders in technology and training were brought together and exchanged information on the latest developments in technologies applicable to training and education. This volume represents the last in a se- ries based on the NATO workshops. In Part One, it details findings from the last work- shop, Virtual Reality for Training; and in Part Two, we provide a summary perspective on Virtual Reality and the other emerging technologies previously studied. These include computer-based training, expert systems, authoring systems, cost-effectiveness, and dis- tance learning. It is a natural extension to proceed from learning without boundaries to virtual envi- ronments. From the extended classroom to the individual or team immersion in a distrib- uted, virtual, and collaborative environment is an easy conceptual step.

An Overview of Virtual Reality/Virtual Environments for Education and Trainingp. 1
Playing in the Mud: Turning Virtual Reality into Real Education and Trainingp. 9
Virtual Reality Simulator (VRS) for Training Ship Handling Skillsp. 19
Virtual Reality for Training: Evaluating Transferp. 31
Collective Training in Virtual Environments: Exploring Performance Requirements for Dismounted Soldier Simulationp. 41
Enhancing the Virtual Training Tool: Introducing Artificial Touch and Smellp. 53
Surgery 2001p. 65
Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Long Time Flightp. 69
Some Effects of Using Virtual Reality Technology: Data and Suggestionsp. 77
Virtual Environment: For Learning or for Training?: A Cognitive Approachp. 85
Virtual Environment Technology in Training: Results from the Hubble Space Telescope Mission of 1993p. 93
VE and Training, Limitations, and Opportunitiesp. 105
Virtual Reality Issues in Training Environments: Summary of Current State of Office of Naval Research (ONR) Effortsp. 113
Intelligent Architecture: Desktop VR for Complex Strategic Design in Architecture and Planningp. 121
Lessons Learned or Lessons Not Yet Learned (But Often Revisited) about the Design, Application, and Management of Learning Technologies: RSG-16: Advanced Technologies Applied to Training Designp. 133
The Need for Evaluation and Assessment in Training and Simulationp. 155
Cost of Flexible and Distance Learningp. 161
What Have We Learned about Computer Based Instruction in Military Training?p. 169
Lessons Learned about Systems Architecture for Training Designers Using Advanced Technologiesp. 179
Computer Based Training Lessons Learned from Projectsp. 187
Advanced Technologies Applied to Training Developmentp. 193
Use of Virtual Reality in Trainingp. 197
Lessons Learned Concerning Distance Learningp. 203
Guidelines for Selecting an Authoring Systemp. 211
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780306454868
ISBN-10: 0306454866
Series: DEFENSE RESEARCH SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 30th April 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61