Training Real Soldiers in a Synthetic Training Environment

The US Army is creating a virtual replica of the planet to drill troops in. The idea is that it will be so realistic that practising missions in virtual reality will be almost as good as the real thing. It could mean that US troops would be able to drop into a country like North Korea and already… Read More


What is the Flight Simulation & Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Team?

The Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the acquisition and integration of air environment synthetic training for all three Armed Services, from concept through to disposal phases. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

Making the Connection: Student Learning, Multimedia Messages & Instructor Drawn Diagrams

Research Paper Title Effects of Observing the Instructor Draw Diagrams on Learning From Multimedia Messages. Methods In 4 experiments, participants viewed a short video-based lesson about how the Doppler effect works. Some students viewed already-drawn diagrams while listening to a concurrent oral explanation, whereas other students listened to the same explanation while viewing the instructor actually draw the… Read More

Education & Training Technology in the [US] Military

Research Paper Title Education and Training Technology in the Military. Abstract The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has contributed to the development of various education and training technologies, two of which are computer-assisted instruction and simulation-based instruction. DOD investment in computer-assisted instruction has continued from the 1950s to the present. Its contributions have ranged from drill and… Read More