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Immersive Learning: The Future of Training is Here

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An immersive environment allows students to be completely “immersed” in a self-contained simulated or artificial environment while experiencing it as real. With immersive learning, you can show realistic visual and training environments to teach complex tasks and concepts.

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Immersive Learning: The Future of Training is Here

  1. 1. Ready for what’s next. www.boozallen.com The future of education has arrived with immersive learning. An immersive environment allows students to be completely “immersed” in a self-contained simulated or artificial environment while experiencing it as real. With immersive learning, you can show realistic visual and training environments to teach complex tasks and concepts. For example, familiarize yourself with the environment of an operations floor; receive an orientation before reporting to a new duty location; perform the role of an MC-130J loadmaster; or identify threats and converse with civilians in a foreign restaurant. Immersive learning enables individuals to train more effectively, efficiently, and affordably than ever before. Booz Allen Can Help You With Effective Training Solutions Using cutting-edge hardware and software, Booz Allen Hamilton is creating immersive 3D learning environments for our clients. Our expert staff of industry professionals creates advanced technical training products rapidly and with the highest quality standards. We understand the need for effective, interactive experiences that motivate and engage the learner, while achieving specific learning goals. Our immersive learning products leverage hands-on interactive tasks, allowing users to operate complex systems and manipulate virtual 3D objects. This enhances their knowledge retention and reduces the amount of time required to train on physical hardware. Our products and approaches provide learners practical experience in a safe environment to support mission success. We strive to improve the education and training model for military professionals and prepare them to meet the warfare challenges of tomorrow. We combine state-of-the-art immersive learning technology with graphics, text, voice, video, sound, and animation to create effective, engaging learning experiences. We employ adaptable and modern instructional design to create training that is operationally relevant, individually tailored, and easily accessible, thereby minimizing training time and maximizing the utility of limited training resources. Booz Allen is revolutionizing military training and analysis in close partnership with the Defense Community. Booz Allen’s immersive training is tailored to the needs of the learner and is compatible with a variety of delivery platforms. About Booz Allen Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy, technology, and engineering for more than 100 years. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients across the globe to solve their most difficult challenges. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH) For more information contact Amy Valdez Senior Associate valdez_amy@bah.com 210-602-7849 Steven Anderson Lead Associate anderson_steven@bah.com 210-487-2521 Chris Stafford Lead Associate stafford_christopher@bah.com 210-352-3208 www.boozallen.com Immersive Learning The Future of Training is Here
  2. 2. Our Services and Approach Traditional technical training primarily consists of classroom instruction supported by hard copy materials and basic electronic media, it is not typically tailored to individual user needs. As a result, student interest in the material is often low. Game-based learning is user-centric and directly addresses the next generation of training needs; all users are immersed in technology and self- directing. This teaching methodology enables instructors to leverage simulation technologies and immersive learning principles to challenge learners with realistic scenarios. These scenarios require detailed analysis and problem-solving skills to achieve specific learning goals and objectives. Learners can re-enact a precise set of circumstances multiple times, exploring the consequences of different actions, which creates a more in-depth learning experience, increases retention, and promotes critical thinking. Learners spend more of their training time practicing and applying what they have learned, and less time in traditional instructor-led training. Success Stories Booz Allen has helped numerous clients: • The Cyberspace Defense Analysis Operations Floor is a 3D interactive learning tool that enables trainees to explore the operations conducted on the ops floor, including interactive examples of the advanced software used to detect and respond to cyber-related threats. The course both familiarizes the users with onsite software and the physical location in which they will be working. • The 25th Air Force (AF) recently sponsored development of an interactive course for AF Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Booz Allen worked with the AFSOC staff to develop the requirement, identify a suitable delivery medium, and begin development. Booz Allen transformed a legacy AFSOC MC-130J loadmaster course into a more engaging and interactive product. This includes interior and exterior modeling of the aircraft and quizzes. The team developed versions compatible with the PC and iPad, as well as developed a demonstration version of the course in a virtual reality (VR) environment. AFSOC was so impressed with Booz Allen’s work, the team asked Booz Allen to transform the VR demonstration version into a workable course as well as develop another interactive learning product. • Our VR prototype of a HUMINT/Surveillance/Tradecraft training environment places users into a fictional restaurant setting where they can navigate around and explore the restaurant, the street, and the rear alleyway. Non-Player Characters in the environment represent civilians as well as potential adversaries. The prototype can be navigated using the HTC Vive VR system, as well as through conventional methods using a Windows-based PC. By listening to conversations, users will be able to practice threat identification and refine their linguist skills. Booz Allen’s future developments in progress include multiplayer roleplay, instructor-led scenarios, and additional environments for first responder or force protection scenarios. Whether you are managing today’s issues or looking beyond the horizon, count on us to help you be ready for what’s next. See our ideas in action at boozallen.com Cyberspace Defense Analysis Operations Floor MC-130J Loadmaster Course in the HTC Vive