Tuesday, November 14, 2006
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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