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Developing an e-Learning solution which helps maintain necessary skills in an integrated reserve.

Lally, John (2006) Developing an e-Learning solution which helps maintain necessary skills in an integrated reserve. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Reserve Defence Force restructure requires it to become a highly skilled integrated element of the Irish Defence Forces. This project will address the use of military simulations and blended learning as the preferred learning style for future military courses.
A study of two groups was conducted, Trained Command Post staff (CD training only) and Untrained Command Post staff (CD and face-to-face). Students were trained using a CD-ROM supported by an LCMS. A measurement of each group was conducted at the end of the course.
The majority of the product was developed using Dreamweaver and CourseBuilder to create lessons and complex assessment pages. Simulated equipment was developed using Flash and an LCMS enabled tracking when students where required to conduct an end-of-course test. After the experienced group had finished revision training, and the novice group had finished training using the blended training, both groups were found to be generally at the same level of training.
The results from this experiment offer support to the suggestion that once the instructional method remains consistent than the results will not be adversely affected.
In this trial it was found that the majority of students received similar scores, the average being 80.35%.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
U Military Science > U Military Science (General) > Defence Forces
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Computing in Science in eLearning
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 08:46
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2011 17:23
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/271

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