Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training
What is Technology Based Training?
Technology Based Training (TBT) includes products described elsewhere as “E-Learning, M-Learning, Computer Based Training or Computer Aided Instruction.” TBT is the integration of various digital media elements such as audio, video, images, 3D and interactivity into a consolidated state.
The integration takes place in accordance with the instructional design process resulting in training course work that can be taken by a learner — at their pace — via technological means, resulting in interactive and engaging performance support tools.
This is then delivered as a self-paced course or as a blended solution in support of a facilitated training program.
What is MMCLD’s Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training?
What are the client’s ultimate objectives? Cost effective knowledge, skill acquisition and knowledge retention.
“Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training” platform is a term used by MMCLD that describes the fourth level of Technology Based Training where the level of interactivity has the learner directly involved in a life-like set of complex cues and responses. Real-time interaction means engaging the learner in a simulation that mirrors the work situation with stimuli-and-response coordinated to the actual environment. Learning and assessment is done in real-time, with feedback occurring nearly instantaneously, and with a seemingly infinite number of scenarios. It requires a collaborative environment with a facilitator, and usually other learners. Flight simulators are a good example.
Grading Levels of Technology Based Training
The industry we serve has graded the design of Technology Based Training into four levels — Levels 1 through to Level 4 alternatively known within Defense as MILSPEC 1 through to MILSPEC 4. Within our Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training platform, we offer the last of the four levels as described below:
In some instances whenever real-time interaction is required, there may be situations in which a product or situation is so complex that it requires lengthy, in-depth training. This fourth level of interactivity has the learner directly involved in a life-like set of complex cues and responses.
MMCLD’s focus with our Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training platform is to develop this level internally which protects our client’s intellectual property, utilizes MMCLD’s extensive instructional design experience, creative abilities and technical capability. These assets are then integrated with capable third party hardware such as a touchscreen input device that provides a complete user experience.
MMCLD’s Analysis and Design
Throughout the creation and deployment of MMCLD’s Hi-Fidelity, Tactile Training platform, MMCLD utilizes best practices such as the ADDIE model. The ADDIE model is a proven methodology made up of five cyclical phases: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. These five cyclical phases represent the core of instructional systems design (ISD, for short).
MMCLD’s Visual, Technical and Physical Innovation
MMCLD is known for its “Eye for Detail” which has been a significant contributor to its success behind our products and services. This is apparent with the visual representation of our client’s subject matter. This is achieved by well-presented graphics through to animating a concept in 2D/3D in order to best illustrate a learning objective.
MMCLD’s proven ability to excel with the design and development of “interactivity” begins within the Instructional Design process where techniques are designed to support the learning objectives. The challenge here is being able to bring the instructional design to life. MMCLD has over 20 years of experience at being able to design and develop technically innovative, highly engaging content. This is achieved through our highly skilled technical department driven and supported by our significant instructional design capability.
Coupled with highly engaging visual, audio and interactive capabilities is MMCLD’s ability to integrate third Party hardware in support of the training environment. Being able to physically simulate a training environment brings the learner one step closer to the real environment. Examples of how this is achieved are input devices like touchscreens and joystick control mechanisms.
These systems can be integrated into custom cabinetry which can bring to life the environment that the learner will come to experience when performing the duties in real life situations.
MMCLD’s Deployment and Sustainment
MMCLD has significant industry experience with content deployment within Learning Management Systems (LMS). This has been accumulated by having to design and develop for the various Learning Management Systems within the market place stretching from custom LMS’s and open source LMS’s through to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) level LMS’s. MMCLD also offers its clients solutions within the LMS space with it's Open Source and commercial SASS products offering.
Sustainment is often forgotten by many, and yet a critical part of the lifecycle of any TBT. MMCLD works with its clients to formulate a sustainment program that meets the life-cycle of their training investment.
Would you like to know more?
For more information on hi-fidelity, tactile training, please contact MMCLD to arrange a meeting and witness MMCLD’s proven capability.