A scenario-based virtual environment for supporting emergency training

Telmo Zarraonandia, Victor Bañuls, Ignacio Aedo, Paloma Díaz, Murray Turoff.

Proceedings of the 11 th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2014.

Simulation exercises are particularly popular for training in emergency situations. Exercises can vary in their degree of realism, complexity and level of stress, but they all try to reproduce a scenario of a real emergency so that each participant simulates the actions carried out for the role they should play. They not only support effective and situated learning, but they can also serve to improve the plan by allowing the identification of weak points and potential drawbacks in it. To facilitate the design and implementation of 3D virtual environments in which training exercises can be conducted, in this paper we propose to use the Cross-Impact Analysis technique in combination with an educational game platform called GRE. We also present a Simulation Authoring Tool that allows the designer to carry out the integration of the knowledge captured by means of Cross-Impact into the game designs that GRE can interpret.

Full article: http://idl.iscram.org/files/zarraonandia/2014/1139_Zarraonandia_etal2014.pdf