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dc.contributor.advisorBecker, William
dc.contributor.advisorDarken, Rudolph
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Benjamin J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:45:14Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:45:14Z
dc.date.issued2010-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5382
dc.description.abstractThroughout history, military warriors have used games to accomplish training objectives. Recently, personal computer-based games have emerged as viable training platforms. In this research project, we evaluated the training effectiveness of simulation games using a particular proprietary first-person view tactical trainer called Virtual Battlespace 2TM. Specifically, we examined squad level tactical maneuver of a combat convoy in a semi-permissive environment. We found that personal computer-based gaming was at least as effective as traditional training methods such as the sand table for preparatory tactical training. We found that trainees felt better trained after operating in the virtual environment. We also conducted an experiment to determine the extent to which the training of the simulation controller influences the effectiveness of the simulation. We found that the facilitator role can detract from a trainer's focus and that the trainer's practice and experience greatly affect the simulation training. Our findings justify the use of personal computer-based games for small unit tactical training. We conclude that personal computer-based gaming at the unit level can be a training multiplier, but the capability of the unit trainers to administer virtual training plays a large role in determining the effectiveness of the training tool.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/atrainingtransfe109455382
dc.format.extentxxii, 285 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary art and scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshSimulation gamesen_US
dc.titleA training transfer study of simulation gamesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.contributor.departmentModeling, Virtual Environment, and Simulation (MOVES)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc610059009
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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