Developments in digital technologies--and in understandings of how best to use them--have altered teaching and learning environments, and stand to do so even more rapidly in the future. Virtual Decisions: Digital Simulations for Teaching Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Humanities focuses on the special issues related to the use of digital technologies in teaching the complex nature of social decisions, with particular attention to the use of digital role-play simulations as a means to accomplish this. With the advent of new technologies for delivering multimedia simulations to students, and advanced graphics capabilities to create life-like decision environments, digital role-play simulations are increasingly available for K-12 and higher education teachers to use in the classroom. This book helps both users and developers make intelligent choices about the value added by using simulations, technology, and media to teach reasoning in social sciences and humanities classrooms. The book relies on a four-part framework for developing a digital multimedia-based simulation approach, which represents: a cross-disciplinary method to describing simulations; the students who are using them; the educational setting in which they are used; and a rubric for assessing learning. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part presents a review of the theory and research detailing why didactic approaches do not or cannot address specific learning goals, as well as a description of the theoretical framework for using and developing simulations. The second part includes chapters on specific digital simulations and how they fit with the theoretical framework. Virtual Decisions fills a significant gap in the existing literature of instructional technology and is of interest to instructors, primarily in the social sciences and humanities, who are potential users of the simulations. It is also a resource for graduate students and pre-service teachers studying simulation design.
Underlying our approach to teaching and learning social decisions is the idea of
a normative model for understanding ... an effort is made to present, in some
detail, the reasons why virtual decision simulations must be considered an
Author: Steve Cohen
With landscapes there is no room for experimentation. Real changes to the landscape become an indelible part of it ¿ mostly for decades or even centuries. That is why level-headed and foresighted planning is required before final decisions are made. Computer-based models allow the testing and visualization of development options and decision alternatives. For this reason virtual representation of landscape processes is gaining increasing importance in planning.The Thematic Synthesis Report V of the National Research Programme 48 "Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps" shows the potential of computer-based models and visualizations for spatial and landscape planning and examines the current state of research. The models developed within NRP 48 deal with the most important issues in spatial and landscape planning in the Alps ¿ mechanisms and landscape changes through changing agricultural use patterns, tourism and intensive settlement development, and changes in the natural hazards potential due to global warming. Synthesis Report V throws light on chances and obstacles of models and visualizations in planning practice and demonstrates how the formulation of use cases facilitates the development and improvement of computer-based models and the corresponding software for the world of practice.
Decisions? The. Alps. in. a. Modeller's. Nutshell. Thematic Synthesis Report and
Outlook, Research Focus V «Virtual Representation)). With landscapes there is
no room for experimentation. Real changes to the landscape become an
Author: Ariane Walz
Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
"This book presents research on building network of excellence by effectively and efficiently managing ICT-related resources using Grid technology"--Provided by publisher.
Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations Bessis, Nik. dependant on parts or
results of other decisions. In brief, user tailored Push technology enables a
decision maker to specify a set of parameters into a subscriber form and as those
Author: Bessis, Nik
Publisher: IGI Global
"This report describes a preliminary research effort to: (1) determine the effectiveness of using a virtual environment to train real world decision- making skills; (2) examine the feasibility of using a virtual environment as a test bed for developing situation awareness (SA) measurement instruments and; (3) empirically assess the role of SA in decision-making in simulated dismounted infantry environments. Seven experienced and seven inexperienced officers, role- playing a dismounted infantry platoon leader, individually conducted four urban operation scenarios (missions) in a virtual environment setting. Decision-making capability and SA were assessed for each mission. Objective decision-point accuracy improved significantly over missions. Level of experience did not impact the rate of learning. Experience did play a significant role in SA assessments. Selected SA measures also predicted a significant portion of the variance in objective decision-point scores. The research showed that real world decision-making skills could be trained using virtual environment technologies. To insure maximum benefit, virtual training must be combined with the appropriate field experience and mentoring. Conducting research in a controlled virtual environment setting permitted closer empirical scrutiny of the linkage between decision-making and SA in dismounted infantry operations and suggested new directions for further work in these areas."--DTIC.
TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT OF DECISION - MAKING SKILLS IN VIRTUAL
ENVIRONMENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Research Requirements : Small unit
leaders ( platoon , squad , team ) must be capable of taking effective independent
Category: Command of troops
First , the influence and impact of information upon cognitive systems will cause
personnel on the battlefield to make different decisions and take different actions
. Information keeps the basis for decisions and actions on the battlefield from ...
And a new method for managing data movement between direct access storage
devices and virtual storage may augur a new standard method for disk 1/0 . The
new 1/0 method , which IBM calls Data in Virtual , is expected to simplify systems
Category: Electronic data processing
In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind every virtual sale, there is a virtual economy, simple or complex. In this book, Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova introduce the basic concepts of economics into the game developer's and game designer's toolkits.
Information Policy Series Edited by Sandra Braman and Paul Jaeger The
Information Policy Series publishes research on and analysis of significant
problems in the field of information policy , including decisions and practices that
enable or ...
Author: Vili Lehdonvirta
Category: Computer-aided design
Members of small dismounted units face growing responsibilities and challenges in both combined arms combat and in contingency operations. Field training for these diverse missions is limited by cost and environmental factors. Virtual environment (VE) technology offers a potential complement to other training methods to meet the rapidly changing requirements for military training. This report provides an assessment based on a review of the relevant research literature of the capability of VE technologies, and strategies for their use for training members of small dismounted units to acquire and maintain situational awareness. It summarizes the state of the art of research in the areas of situational awareness, team training VE technology, and instructional strategies for simulation based training. It identifies current and future challenges for providing situational awareness training to members of small dismounted units and makes recommendations for future research.
However , there is substantial evidence that real - world decisions do not follow
this model . Therefore , some other processes must be at work . Klein ( Klein ,
1995 ; Klein & Wolf , 1995 ) emphasizes the role of past experience in decision ...
Whether a party is a gants , as for example in bankruptcy or probate , virtual
representative of another is a question of legal proceedings may terminate
preexisting fact . Mesa Petroleum , 787 F.2d at 1489-90 ( citing rights if the
scheme is ...
Category: Discrimination in employment
effective date of this decision . We allow the virtual collocation as an effective
alternative to staff the additional time period for preparing physical collocation .
FBC responds , however , resolutions in such instances in recognition of that
Author: California Public Utilities Commission
Introduction This research addresses the long standing issue of effective
integration of science and decision making in environmental management using
the latest Virtual Organization ( VO ) based Grid Computing technology coupled
Author: Shi Yi
Category: Computational grids (Computer systems)
"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.
However, some key decision-making differences in roles, processes, and tools
between virtual and traditional writing teams exist. This chapter uses the
experiences of Symantec in making decisions, such as the decision for
purchasing a ...
Author: Hewett, Beth L.
Publisher: IGI Global
But some decisions cut across an organization ' s existing structure , resulting in
the assignment of decision processes to virtual positions , rather than to
individual managers in hierarchical roles ( Mackenzie , 1986 ) . Examples of
Author: Edward A. Stohr
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Agreement to accept a non - existing bill payable a specified number of days after
sight is not a virtual acceptance . Several points have been suggestel at the
argument , upon some of which I do not entertain any doubt ; and , therefore ,
Author: United States. Supreme Court
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
"Virtual keys play many distinct, at times contradictory roles in the dynamics of modern, complex societies that rely more and more on ICT. This book provides a number of different perspectives on these dynamics by exploring how actors and networks create new ICT, ultimately, how they shape and create the keys to cyberspace and future society."
Applied to smart card diffusion , these factors are of a second order of importance
, because in the diffusion of smart card technology , a number of systemrelated
decisions are taken first . In most applications of smart card technology , the smart
Author: Helge Godø
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
Category: Business & Economics
"This book presents advanced research on the concept of creativity using virtual teams, demonstrating a specific focus and application for virtual teams. It presents tools, processes, and frameworks to advance the overall concept that leveraging ideas from different locations in an organization and within extended networks is based on creativity, which can deliver innovation"--Provided by publisher.
How you approach these many decisions should be determined by what you
wish to emphasize in your development. If speed of development is your priority,
you should find a way to make such decisions quickly. If productivity (products ...
Author: MacGregor, Steven P.
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book compiles authoritative research from scholars worldwide, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace"--Provided by publisher.
This next-generation vertically integrated company will require an architecture
that supports rapid deployment and retirement of virtual work environments (
Beardsley et al., 2006). Architecture decisions define a technology framework on
Author: Zemliansky, Pavel
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
... 800 Pacer PC Link permits standard PC ports to handle async data ; Ether IP
virtual disks ; async communica Kbps Ethernet ) / 4 sessions per $ 3,000 to $
37,500 net version requires third - party Ethernet adapter boards tions ; print
Category: Electronic data processing
"This book examines the growing potential of interactive training and learning materials at the workplace. It looks at how in-company internet and intranet infrastructures can enable staff training and management development on a world-wide scale."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A high proportion of decisions relating to hospitality / tourism services are likely to
involve joint / family discussion and / or ... This acts as a guiding principle or
decision rule that can be applied to The Virtual University 178 subsequent choice
Author: Richard Teare
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Business & Economics
called plan of actions or decision plans ( see Figure 1 ) ( Arthur and Passini ,
1992 ) . These plans represent the decisions people make in order to complete a
wayfinding task . Decision plans are organized hierarchically with more general ...
Author: Alan Tan