TITLE

Futuremedia to bring virtual reality to everyday e-learning

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;Jun2004, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the falling cost of making computer games means that it is becoming feasible to use highly realistic simulations for everyday training. In the past, hi-tech simulations have only been used for specialist applications, such as the training of military pilots. But Brighton-based e-learning specialist Futuremedia PLC demonstrated at the HRD show in April how the technology can be used in more mundane situations. In the company's demonstration game, the player has to deal with an emergency by moving around the playing area and making the right choices, for example, choosing the right fire extinguisher to put out an oil fire. The potential uses of the technology, however, are much more widespread. Tim Askey, the technical director at Futuremedia, said that the game is particularly well suited for learning about hazardous environments, where it is either too expensive or too dangerous to run real-life training sessions.
ACCESSION #
14576608

 

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