Virtual Environments for Soldier Training via Editable Demonstrations (VESTED)
Final rept. Sep 2008-Sep 2010
CHI SYSTEMS INC FORT WASHINGTON PA
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While demonstrations are recognized as an effective tool to train key Army relevant skills, there is little detailed guidance on how to generate and present effective demonstrations. CHI Systems created a demonstration authoring tool, called the Virtual Environments for Soldier Training via Editable Demonstrations VESTED, which guides an author through a demonstration creation process to select the specific learning goals to be demonstrated and to construct storyboards depicting the underlying behaviors, cognitive decisions and tasks being demonstrated. VESTED also aids the author in making the decisions about where and how to use the virtual environment VE medium and all of the other relevant authoring tools. The use of VESTED should reduce instructor workload and improve instructor efficiency by reducing the cost of developing demonstrations and permitting demonstrations to be executed on a wide-variety of affordable computer hardware.