Design of an immersive online crisis preparation learning environment

Liz Bacon, Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis, David Kananda, Lachlan MacKinnon

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and development of an online immersive learning environment focused on supporting the general public in awareness of, and preparation for, crisis situations. The system developed uses the PANDORA+ training environment, and integrates prior research work carried out on eLearning and Crisis Management. Specifically, it pulls together the outputs of three European funded research projects, described in the paper, which provided the authors with a rich multimedia, immersive training environment for crisis managers, experience in the management and support of a large, distributed learning exercise through a MOOC, and extensive survey information on general population awareness of crisis responses and attitudes to crisis preparation. Based on these outputs, the authors are using the PANDORA+ training environment both as a field event support tool and as a MOOC platform, to support large-scale general public crisis preparation training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsAndrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor Amadeo Banuls Silvera, Kathleen Ann Moore, Joao Porto de Albuquerque
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9788460879848
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period22/05/1625/05/16

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    Bacon, L., Filippoupolitis, A., Kananda, D., & MacKinnon, L. (2016). Design of an immersive online crisis preparation learning environment. In A. H. Tapia, P. Antunes, V. A. Banuls Silvera, K. A. Moore, & J. Porto de Albuquerque (Eds.), ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM. http://idl.iscram.org/files/lizbacon/2016/1407_LizBacon_etal2016.pdf