Are equipment simulators effective when used for technology-based training?

Gibbings, P. and McDougall, K. (2005) Are equipment simulators effective when used for technology-based training? Journal of Spatial Science, 50 (2). pp. 79-89. ISSN 1449-8596

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Formal technology-based training can be costly for all concerned. Efficient and effective alternatives to face-to-face training need to be found. One option is to use equipment simulators before undertaking formal training so that hands-on training can be conducted at a more advanced level and thereby increase efficiency.
Case studies using Global Positioning System (GPS) simulations were conducted to determine their effectiveness in technology-based training. This paper demonstrates that it is possible to use equipment simulators to deliver effective training in the use of complicated technical equipment, and that the simulators can replace at least some of the conventional hands-on training.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This published version deposited with permission of Editor.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: GPS; simulators; education; training; effectiveness; technology
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/14498596.2005.9635051

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