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Design and Development of Training Games by Talib S. Hussain, Susan L. Coleman

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Chapter 15 Game Review

Computer-Based Corpsman Training System
Susan L. Coleman

Abstract

The Computer-based Corpsman Training System (CBCTS) was developed by ECS, Inc. for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. Game design elements complement the instructional design elements to produce an award-winning learning game. Notable design features include a well-designed tutorial, opportunities for decision making, time to reflect and replay a scenario, and implicit and explicit feedback. While game and instructional elements work very well together in CBCTS, suggestions are made in this chapter to increase instructional guidance to gain learning efficiencies without jeopardizing gameplay. These suggestions will benefit all learning ...

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