This just arrived from Mark Rosenberg:
The exhibt floor was jammed with a multitude of vendors simulating everything from firing shoulder launched missles, to jet trainers, to house-to-house combat. Most of the vendors work exclusively for military clients and there was only one company I recognized from the more generic training venues (Click2Learn).
Anyone who thinks simulation can't teach should spend an hour at a show like this. The opportunities are everywhere. All it takes is money (in the $$millions). A real eye opener.
You won't see one of these at ASTD!
Unbelieveable realisim (and unbelieveably expensive)!
Jet trainer landing simulation…crashing is no problem!
You might want to visit Marc's site if you're not familiar with his work.
Slogan on I/ITSEC's homepage: "Enhancing Warfighter Performance Through Advanced Learning Technology."
(Don't tell my neighbors in Berkeley I'm visiting this. It's much more respectable to tour porn sites.)
from I/ITSEC's site:
Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry.
In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference. The Services have steadily evolved toward a total systems philosophy in the acquisition of training equipment and training delivery systems.
In 1986 the Conference name was further refined to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems Conference (I/ITSEC) to recognize the increased importance of Manpower, Personnel, and Training aspects in the systems acquisition process.
In 1992 the name was further changed to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to reflect the consolidation of the Manpower and Training Committee (MTC) and the Technology and Innovations in Training and Education (TITE) Conference with I/ITSEC. This change emphasizes the importance of education and the man-machine interface in meeting force-training requirements through simulation training.
In 1997, to reflect continued growth and changes in the industry, the conference name was refined to the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
Remember the Viet-Nam Rag? Country Joe lives right down the hill.
Come on Wall Street, don't you slow.
Man, it's war a go-go.
There's plenty good money to be made
by supplyin' the Army with the tools of the trade.
Gimme a F.....
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