The program will have the ability to;
- be replicated to fit any type of incident,
- be able to fit into any organisational needs and procedures and
- have a flexible delivery method.
Figure 1 The program is designed to fit into an existing organisational training strategy.
The program consists of a multimedia presentation that lasts for around five minutes that presents the learner with a complex and rapidly changing incident. The graphics are animated and have narration as well as other inputs e.g. communications traffic. The learner should be able to complete each scenario in around eight minutes. As the learner progresses through the program there is the opportunity reduce the amount of time allowed to complete the scenario helping them develop sharper reactions to the information.
A typical scenario would consist of the following five presentation screens;
- First screen will be a brief introduction to the thinking themes of the program
- Students then view theme based scenario. This will have the resources with initial details such as incident location marked with an X. When the ‘play’ scenario button is pressed, a narration of the incident will start and details such as resource location, extent of the incident, wind direction etc. are added.
- Once the scenario is completed, the learner is automatically transferred to the Notes section. Here, the learner is asked to think about the situation presented in the video and to note items that should be considered before making a decision.
After completing the Notes section of the program, the learner is taken to the Subject Matter Expert (SME) discussion screen. This screen can be used in three ways:
- As an online component; by having the SME button enabled, the learner listens to the SME and notes their comments. The screen will have animation control lines sector locations etc. that follows the SME’s narration.
- If the program is being used as a classroom discussion the SME button can be disabled and the facilitator can lead the discussion, or
- the SME button enabled with the facilitator guiding a class discussion after SME’s presentation.
A key component of the ATTM is the coaching a subject matter SME provides by observing and guiding the learners with regard to the SME habits. During the class discussion or online responses learners are encouraged / required to discuss and / or defend any points.
- The last screen allows the learner to compare their thoughts with those of the SME and the class (if delivered in a class session). The learner is provided with the notes they made earlier in the program allowing for a quick comparison of their thoughts to those of the SME. The learner them marks the indicators they have in common with the SME.
©Incident Management & Education 2014