Instructor Tools for Virtual Training Systems


Joris Nicholas Field, Amy Rankin, Magnus Morin, Arjan Lemmers


Crisis management exercises require a lot of preparation and planning to ensure that they meet the required training objectives. This is often a time consuming and expensive process and can be a major barrier to setting up frequent crisis management training sessions. The introduction of virtual training environments to supplement the live exercises enables the development of tools to support the instructors in their planning, management, observation and analysis of training exercises. This can simplify the planning process, and give instructors control over the configuration of the exercises to tailor them to the needs of individual trainees. In this paper we present are presenting a tool that supports instructors in the planning of virtual exercises, and can be used to provide templates for live exercises. This tool has been developed closely with feedback from instructors and crisis management personnel and forms part of a crisis management virtual training system.