Progress

Phase I:

Along with modeling and building of the protoype, we will provide research and instructional design for the H.E.A.T. module. We will provide the principal investigator for the subject effort and shall perform the following activities regarding this effort:

  • Analysis and design of a pedagogical model for emergency service response including the areas of simulation, virtual environment, navigation and supporting concepts.

  • Conceptual development of instructional activities, which could be incorporated into the prototype H.E.A.T. Module and used by instructors.

  • Creation of customized simulation activities and procedures which could be incorporated into the prototype H.E.A.T. Module and used with the instructional activities to evaluate student understanding of concepts relative to pedagogical models of emergency response. We will also support the detailed design of the H.E.A.T. module to help ensure that it will improve conceptual understanding of response concepts among the target audience. The resulting product will be in the form of a prototype computer-based tool.

Phase 2:

Based on the prototype developed during phase 1, we will continue research and modeling, and providing instructional design and assessment guidelines for the H.E.A.T. module. During Phase 2, we will revisit and refine the prototype from Phase 1, and progress toward additional scenarios based on the developed prototype. We will also help with efforts to seek additional funding and partnerships to assist in efforts beyond the Period of Performance.

Period of Performance

The period of performance of this effort is September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2007. This effort includes a working scenario in-place by March 31, 2007 (Phase 1) and refinement of the initial scenario, additional functionality, and progress toward additional scenarios by August 31, 2007 (Phase 2).