We have already seen iPad being used by Hollywood directors, installed in the cars, being used in restaurants as menu cards, and how some airlines are thinking about adopting it as an inflight entertainment system for its passengers in the skies. And now besides its entertainment and commercial uses, iPad is slowly creeping into military training arena. At the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, UK, iPads are used in classrooms to train soldiers. Early reports indicate that this experiment so far has been successful in accelerating their learning, thanks largely to the natural interactive experience which is said to have been responsible for this.
The benefits of this, as reported by The Next Web:
Benefits of iPad use in military training, and any learning experience for that matter, is a decrease in the amount of classroom time required when using the right app for the situation, decreases in costs associated with publishing training materials, and the mobility the iPad offers can transfer learning to any environment.
Trainees have described their experience with iPad as follows:
This has been designed to let us practice, that when we get out there into theatre we’re a lot slicker. It makes it more fun instead of being sat in a classroom looking at a presentation being given information.
It makes it more fun instead of being sat in a classroom looking at a presentation being given information.
If you’re on a course you can take this back to the block and practice with it, even have little competitions with it.
The group of developers who developed this training app is now working on a 3D iPad app for training new pilots. [TUAW via BBC]
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