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Responder Training Research Project

Virtual World Interactive Disaster Training

The purpose of this project explores the usefulness of combining traditional multimedia instruction with “virtual world” technologies for disaster preparedness training. Traditional multimedia instruction using both professional graphics and narration provides a highly engaging learning experience teaching factual information about various HICS (Hospital Incident Command System) duty positions. Learners then enter an online 'virtual' hospital environment constructed train hospital staff for disaster response in a series of realistic scenarios. Both training components – the multimedia instruction and the virtual world – are designed to prepare participants for upcoming C-MAX (Collaborative Multi-Agency Disaster Exercise) disaster drills.


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