An indepth CBT of a fully functioning radio simulation for training personnel anywhere in the field.
~ Travis Piper, Creative Approaches Founder
Testimony by Travis Piper
The radio trainer/simulator software permitted our client to simplify and improve their training programs for military personnel who needed to become proficient operators of the radio.
Before we created the simulator, each class of military personnel required one radio for each student -- a very expensive proposition for national military forces of countries not having a large military budget.
The instructor would show up with a single radio and a box of laptop computers.
Each student would come to the front of the room to "touch and feel" the actual radio, gaining familiarity with what it was like to push the buttons, turn the knobs and see the display.
There was full audio (English and Spanish) of all of the on-screen text for those needing help with reading. Some students even chose to have English text with Spanish audio (or vice-versa) as a way of improving their language skills while learning about the radio.
The training is structured in a Demo/Tutorial/Practice progression. The demo is "watch, listen and learn", while the tutorial takes the learner step by step through each process, letting them perform each action along the way.
Since the tutorial mode provided immediate reinforcement when errors occurred, the instructor could spend more time with learners needing special assistance as opposed to the simple "I pressed the wrong button" types of questions that used to have the instructor going from learner to learner, taking up precious instructor time.
Quicker learners could learn and practice during the allotted time period for a topic.