Title

Identifying learning transfer in simulations without access to real world performance measures

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

Office of Assoc Dean - Teaching and Learning (FEA)/Centre for Higher Education Learning and Teaching Research

RAS ID

16920

Comments

This article was originally published as: Garrett, M. J., & Mcmahon, M. T. (2013). Identifying learning transfer in simulations without access to real world performance measures. In In Robinson, J., Couros, A., & Irvine, V. (Eds) EdMedia: World conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications. (pp. 515-520). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the advancement of computing in education (AACE). Original article available here

Abstract

This paper reports on research undertaken to determine the degree of learning transfer for a 3D simulation environment situated within a problem-based learning pedagogy for emergency evacuation training in an underground mining facility. Owing to the operational constraints of the mining facility, methods for measuring learning transfer were employed which did not require performance evaluation in the real world environment. Transfer measures that examined simulator performance relative to real world experience, fidelity assessment, and appraisal of the training value of the platform were employed for this purpose. Triangulation of results across all three measures indicated the presence of learning transfer, suggesting the viability of such measures in instances in which real world performance testing is not possible.

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