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SUBSTITUTING LIVE TRAINING WITH VIRTUAL TRAINING BY MEANS OF A COMMERCIAL OFF THE SHELF, FIRST PERSON SHOOTER COMPUTER GAME AND THE EFFECT ON PERFORMANCE

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2006
Abstract/Description:
This research measures the change in Army ROTC cadets' tactical performance when up to 75% of their tactical live training is replaced with training done on a computer. An ROTC instructor from any of the 270 programs across the nation can take this research and implement a training plan utilizing a relatively cheap off the shelf computer game and save their program: cadet and cadre time, training dollars, and transportation/equipment/training area resources, while seeing no degradation in their cadets' performance. Little research has been done on the effect of replacing live simulation with virtual simulation. With this in mind, six groups of individuals were run through the experiment for over five months at various levels of virtual/live training and scored across 16 leadership skills. These results were then formulated into a guideline defining how much training should be virtual training and how much live, to optimize an individual's performance.
Title: SUBSTITUTING LIVE TRAINING WITH VIRTUAL TRAINING BY MEANS OF A COMMERCIAL OFF THE SHELF, FIRST PERSON SHOOTER COMPUTER GAME AND THE EFFECT ON PERFORMANCE.
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Name(s): Kneuper II, George, Author
Williams, Kent, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research measures the change in Army ROTC cadets' tactical performance when up to 75% of their tactical live training is replaced with training done on a computer. An ROTC instructor from any of the 270 programs across the nation can take this research and implement a training plan utilizing a relatively cheap off the shelf computer game and save their program: cadet and cadre time, training dollars, and transportation/equipment/training area resources, while seeing no degradation in their cadets' performance. Little research has been done on the effect of replacing live simulation with virtual simulation. With this in mind, six groups of individuals were run through the experiment for over five months at various levels of virtual/live training and scored across 16 leadership skills. These results were then formulated into a guideline defining how much training should be virtual training and how much live, to optimize an individual's performance.
Identifier: CFE0000962 (IID), ucf:46692 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-05-01
M.S.
Engineering and Computer Science, Other
Masters
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Subject(s): COTS
FPS
Computer Game
training
performance measures
first person shooters
ROTC
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000962
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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