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Developing a public online learning environment for crisis awareness, preparation, and response

Developing a public online learning environment for crisis awareness, preparation, and response

Bacon, Liz, MacKinnon, Lachlan M., Flippoupolitis, Avgoustinos and Kananda, David (2018) Developing a public online learning environment for crisis awareness, preparation, and response. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 9 (2). pp. 18-36. ISSN 1937-9390 (Print), 1937-9420 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.4018/IJISCRAM.2017040102)

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Abstract

This article describes the design and development of an online immersive learning environment focused on enhancing the general public’s awareness of, and preparation for, crisis situations. This research has sought to answer the question “Is it possible to develop a timeline based immersive and engaging training environment for mass self-study education in crisis preparedness?” The system developed is based on the Pandora+ training environment and integrates original collaborative European research work carried out on eLearning and Crisis Management over the last ten years. The research reported here not only describes the design of the Pandora+ training environment but also the outputs from a pilot trial in Lisbon run by the POP-ALERT EU FP7 project. Where appropriate, the results were also compared to those from a large EU survey on crisis preparedness and attitudes, also undertaken within POP-ALERT. The results of this article have resulted in an original and innovative system that has significant potential to transform the education of the public in disaster preparedness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crisis preparedness, MOOC, Online learning, Public self-study
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Computing & Information Systems
Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 15:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19713

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