Description: Article describing that military personnel deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq have begun using a new hi-tech virtual training package to practise tactics, techniques and procedures. Source: Defense News Date: 8/29/2008 Link: http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencenews/trainingandadventure/virtualtrainingpreparessoldiersforreallifeoperations.htm Discussion Questions: Are we more secure as a direct result of virtual reality… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Virtual World
Engage Digital – Forterra to Integrate Tech with Army Training
Description: The article explains that traditional gaming technologies can be developed for learning activities that are engaging and fun, they lack the realism of military-specific builds. Just as important, traditional AI for non-player characters can be somewhat lacking for simulation. Source: Joey Seilerm, Engage Digital Date: 12/2/2008 Link: http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/12/forterra-to-integrate-tech-with-army-training-.html Discussion Questions: What are the… Read more »
Baseline – Halo 3 Meets Second Life
Description: The U.S. Army enlists new virtual world video game to teach soldiers interpersonal skills and cultural awareness for combat environments like Iraq and Afghanistan. Source: Chris Gonsalves, Baseline Date: 1/18/2008 Link: http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Projects-Security/Halo-3-Meets-Second-Life/
YouTube Video – Virtual Greats Profile
Description: 2:24 minutes. Summarizes business trends related to virtual worlds and Second Life enthusiasts. Source: YouTube, Virtual Greats Date: 8/20/2008 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJtEGNQzDFc Discussion Questions: What lies ahead for E-commerce (EC)?