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Educating users for disaster management : an exploratory study on using immersive training for disaster management

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dc.contributor.author Perera, I
dc.contributor.author Meedeniya, D
dc.contributor.author Banerjee, I
dc.contributor.author Choudhury, J
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-19T08:11:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-19T08:11:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-19
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/10926
dc.description.abstract Educating users for effective disaster management skills can be a challenge that requires different levels of training support. While the training requirements can be different with respect to the contexts of managing different disaster types there can be generic training requirements that should be incorporated into all types of disaster management training. Another key aspect of disaster management training is to associate new tools and technologies that facilitate disaster management and relief work. Wireless sensor based disaster management is an emerging research area that promotes technology incorporation into different levels of disaster management tasks. In this work we explore the training for disaster management activities with wireless sensor networks. As the training platform we use a novel, yet increasingly popular and learner engaging, immersive environment OpenSim. In an OpenSim installation, a specialised training environment was developed to simulate several disaster scenarios and required wireless sensors. A set of users have successfully used the training environment and provided feedback. The next phase of the research is planned to produce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to facilitate academics and students for disaster management training. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/abstractAuthors.jsp?arnumber=6756343&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst en_US
dc.subject Disaster management activities en_US
dc.subject Computer based training en_US
dc.subject Emergency management en_US
dc.subject MOOC en_US
dc.subject wireless sensor based disaster management en_US
dc.subject OpenSim en_US
dc.subject Virtual Worlds en_US
dc.subject Wireless sensor networks en_US
dc.title Educating users for disaster management : an exploratory study on using immersive training for disaster management en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Computer Science and Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.conference IEEE International Conference on MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education - MITE) 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.place Jaipur en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 245-250 en_US


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