Dr. P. Shane Gallagher is employed by the Institute for Defense Analysis and is supporting the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and OUSD Force Education and Training as a learning scientist and education specialist. He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from George Mason University and MA in Educational Technology from the University of New Mexico. Currently, Dr. Gallagher provides learning science and methodological direction for applied research projects and cybersecurity assessment and is the lead researcher for assessing the development of the ADL Total Learning Architecture. Dr. Gallagher has directed research on video game design for cognitive adaptability and learning science implications of the design of the xAPI and is also researching methods to apply the xAPI and its syntax to describe social learning interactions and human performance especially within cyber-physical contexts. He has led research projects in cognition and game design and R&D projects in learning object content models, simulations, reusable pedagogical models, organizational readiness, and knowledge management. He has been recognized by NASA for his work on assessing the Johnson Space Center on knowledge management readiness by the JSC Chief Knowledge Officer and has authored papers and chapters on neuroscience, cognition, game design, and innovative learning technology applications and specifications.
Learning Cyber Operations Through Gaming: An overview of current and up and coming gamified learning environments
Cyber warfare, cyberterrorism, and cybercrime are serious existential threats to the national security of the United States. This is driving a demand signal for expert cyber operators that is far outpacing the supply. As a result, there is a pressing…