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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Blogcast from Bloomsburg: Corporate Advisory Council

During the next three days, we are having our Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) meeting at Bloomsburg University. It is a unique opportunity for corporate professionals in the learning and e-learning field to mix and mingle with pre-professionals in the field, Master's students who are studying to become instructional designers.

We are going to blogcast this event, during each of the presentations, we are going to take some digital pictures, post some comments and seek comments from CAC attendees. Hope you enjoy the blogcast.

CAC is always a good time for alumni and others to get together.

John Stone and Angela Nichols from MountainTop technologies talk about a virtual medical training simulation they did for Regional Anesthesia.

They have included a virtual nerve simulator game. The students needed to play with the nervous system to learn where movements are being triggered. The client "loved" the activity. They then wanted to create an entire program based on the game that they developed.

They used the 4C ID model to use to develop their simulation. The model talks about recurrent and nonrecurrent tasks. Some tasks that occur the same way every time and some that are different every time. The model helped them to create the web-based simulation they were developing.

So they developed a prototype of the learning simulation with a game like interface so they worked hard to avoid a "page turner" lesson. They created a 2D needle that actually looks 3D as the needle is drawn.

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Nathan said...

Thanks for keeping us posted. I talk the event up to people in the field anytime I can.

pam said...

This is such a great use of the technology. Maybe next CAC we can include some video.

pam said...

There is also a new ID model 4C ID, Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer.

pam said...

Some references for the 4C ID model

Ryan said...

I just sat through a presentation by MountainTop Technologies, Inc. on their Virtual Medical Trainer for Regional Anesthesia. I have a strong interest in simulation and games as they relate to instruction so it was great to see how companies are utilizing this technology. Very nice!

Chris Chappell said...

Wow, what a great example of experiential learning! I really found this training to be the best of learning by doing and scenario-based training. It's obviously realistic enough (understatement of CAC2006) and it's quite immersive. I really want to get my hands on it. I think I'd be training/playing for hours and hours. The creativity is impressive as well. Kudos!

Nicole said...

This is a great idea. Wish I was there this semester.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with CAC and the latest event.This is such a great event help us to contribute and share ideas of cutting-edge-technology.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Dr. Kapp for all efforts to organize CAC and everything.
-Kamal Muhammad

Karl Kapp said...


No problem, glad to provide some updates on what is happening with CAC. It was a great event and the students did a wonderful job (as always.)

Dr. K