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Stephen Downes

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Work from my colleagues at NRC; I worked on this project for a bit last year but had nothing to do with this paper (39 page PDF). It is a comprehensive description and evaluation of a use of VR in which professional firefighter trainees "learned how to safely approach a jackknifed truck with a trailer and how to collect and communicate information about the transported materials." Interestingly, "no post-training improvement in participants' knowledge was found, likely due to the already high level of knowledge pre-training." In addition, "the results suggest that the tool had good overall usability and acceptability. However, improvements need to be made to the tool before the next phase of testing." Related, from the same issue: Virtual reality in cultural education.

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