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ICT Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

March 19, 2007

This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses research work at the ICT designed to “create the next generation of training technology.” The piece includes rather extensive overviews of Flatword (a marriage of digital display of synthetic characters with physical props and 4-D effects), ELECT-BiLat (culturally-sensitive and psychologically-rich negotiations with a synthetic human), and AXL (case-based methodology utilizing rich cinematic pieces infused with significant tacit knowledge pedagogy). The overarching conclusion is that these types of virtual training tools and environments are critical for helping to cut costs, limit environmental impact, increase efficiency, and most importantly, save lives.