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“There will be new technologies and some of these are predicted. However, principles of learning and teaching at a distance are relatively stable; it is necessary to evaluate the value of each technology for how it contributes to improving the applications of these principles.” (Moore & Kearsley, 2005, p. 305)
What preeminent and accessible technologies most effectively and efficiently train our soldiers, regardless of schedules and global positions?
Alan Davis a former Vice-President of Athabasca University wrote that there are two essentials on which all instructional systems should focus: “the needs of the intended students and the learning outcomes of the course or program”. (Davis, 2004, p. 98)
The U. S. Department of Defense (DOD) believes that virtual worlds (VW) are the answer to getting the results needed by using VW to train soldiers. DOD believes that VW modalities presently provide some of the most innovative and available technologies being used to design systems of teaching and learning. VWs provide U. S. soldiers with “hands-on” training at any …