Dr. Amela Sadagicis a computer scientist and a Research Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Modeling Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, Monterey, CA, with 29 years long professional research career. She has been a PI and co-PI on many research efforts done at NPS; the research efforts were supported by close to $10M of funding and involved over 4500 USMC and USN personnel as subjects in user studies. In the past she was a Director of Programs at Advanced Network and Services Inc. where she designed and led the programs focused on the use of emerging technologies in learning. She was also responsible for coordination of a research consortium “National Tele-immersion Initiative (NTII)” that involved 30 researchers from leading US universities, who worked on the first 3D tele-immersive system over Internet2. Her expertise and research interests include: simulations; Virtual Environments; human factors and presence in VE; human subjects studies; evaluation of learning and training effectiveness in computer supported environments; multiuser collaborative environments; game-based systems; coupling of emerging technologies in support of systems for operation, training and learning; acquisition and large scale adoption of technical innovations. Dr. Sadagic holds PhD degree in Computer Science from the University College London, UK.
Computer Supported Training Solutions: Discussion of a New Framework for Effective Development and Deployment
The potential that computer supported training solutions bring to the military training domain is fairly well recognized, yet we still do not see evidence of large scale adoption or effective deployment of these systems in military forces’ training practices. The opportunities these solutions offer consist not only in the precious resources they may save (material, logistics, human labor), but also in the training opportunities they provide, which would not be available or even possible otherwise.