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 Military Gaming Applications & Human Factors

  • Human Factors in Training
  • Cultural & Lingual Preparation for Military Operation
  • Brainwave Control – Military Applications
  • Adapting Gaming Software for Basic Military Training
  • Psychology Aspects of Training – How the Brain Works In Training & Simulation                                     
  • Future Developments & Technologies 

 

Serious Games Institute Company Profile

The Serious Games Institute is a global thought leader in smart spaces. We enable and facilitate the growth of serious games, virtual worlds and connected industry specialists by supporting research and development into the use and effects of these products, platforms and technologies.  We exhibit and showcase the products and services of our community of companies and academics. We provide business support and facilities to encourage, promote and grow businesses in this sector.
Serious Games Institute Company Mission

The Institute provides a close interface between high-level applied academic research at Coventry University and leading edge technology companies in the field of game-based learning.  The SGI will have a particular focus on 3D collaborative multi-user environments and other games development platforms which can be harnessed for non-entertainment purposes.

 About Your Workshop Leaders

Dr. David Wortley – Director

David Wortley is Director of the Serious Games Institute (SGI) at Coventry University. He is responsible for the development of the Institute as a brand new self-financing initiative to establish a centre of excellence for the emerging serious games application area. Working with academics, regional development agencies and leading computer games companies, David aims to make the SGI a thought leader and focal point for games based learning, simulation and immersive 3D virtual environments.

David’s career began with a university scholarship from Post Office Telecommunications and has embraced the converging and emerging technologies of telecommunications, computing (IBM), digital media (Mass Mitec) and the creative industries (De Montfort University). He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator with a passion for applying technology to social and economic development.

 

Dr David Swift C.Sci., C. Psychol., AFBPsS., MIBiol., MRAeS - Principal Psychologist to the Directorate of Training (Army), HQ Land Forces, UK

David's role is to provide research based advice to his uniformed colleagues in the British Army and the broader UK defence community. Dr Swift’s core specialism addresses the specification and evaluation of training equipments, ranging from simulators to e-Learning.  He is co-originator of the UK Defence Training Needs Analysis process, has provided the technical lead in the evaluation of numerous acquisitions of training systems and services, and has designed, developed and empirically evaluated many “concept demonstrator” training equipments, focusing upon Serious Games and mobile-learning in recent years. Prior to joining the Ministry of Defence in 1988, Dr Swift worked in academia at post-doctoral level, also in the field of technology based training research


 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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