Advances in technology have made way for online simulations of environments allowing us to perform interactive learning tasks that previously required expensive and elaborate mock-ups of equipment or training devices. The use of virtual environments to train personnel is highly effective and cost efficient. Technology Transfer Services develops several categories of interactive learning to match the needs of the individual to their most effective learning method.
Technicians tend to be visual learners. They are quick to look at the pictures in a procedure before reading the text. A 3-D visual procedure uses animations to accurately detail the steps. Each written step is accompanied by a visual demonstration. In this procedure, the bracket for a laser alignment tool is being assembled for the performance of a shaft alignment on a motor and pump assembly. The animation can also be narrated for further clarification.
This virtual world simulates evacuation and security procedures for new personnel, training them in a customized environment. You may take a virtual tour of the environment or simulate hazardous scenarios from a pre-made list, allowing for better preparation for these situations. To view a video of this simulation, click here or on the thumbnail to the right.
Videos can be used to replace instructor training or to supplement it. People or equipment can be videotaped to demonstrate a task or proper operation of equipment. In our examples, we show the use of an instructor in a video to supplement other training. Videos can also include animation and complex computer graphics to combine several environments as shown in the Under Pressure video.
Effective skill and knowledge transfer begins with an analysis of the tasks performed by the target audience and then ultimately translating them into learning objectives to develop an effective learning strategy.
Our competitors talk about learning strategies that include advanced learning technologies – we deliver it. Our award-winning, innovative learning strategies include engaging and effective use of technology from 3-D simulations to avatar-based virtual worlds. Moreover, we typically blend applications of learning technology with traditional instructional delivery strategies to create optimal skill and knowledge transfer to achieve extraordinary business results.
As an IACET Authorized Provider that follows a rigorous instructional design methodology verified to meet the IACET/ANSI standard, TTS excels at the creation and deployment of technology based learning solutions.
The learning strategy is based on the learning objectives. Each learning objective is met by the development of a learning object. The learning strategy for a single learning objective can vary from those related learning objects that comprise a course or program. When the delivery strategy differs between learning objects within a single course, the course is said to be a blended or mixed media course or program.
A learning strategy is defined by the combination of four aspects:
The Learning Environment is the time and place of learning to achieve the learning objective(s). A learning environment may be: