Fall 2011 Newsletter Index:
- Alelo Unveils VRP® 2.0 at I/ITSEC 2011
- VCAT South America Now Available on JKO
- Alelo Makes Military Training Technology's Top Simulation & Training List
- Alelo Launches UK Subsidiary to Support European Operations
- Virtual Virginia Wins the Virgina Governor's Technology Award for Virtual Chinese Pilot Developed by Alelo
- SIIA Selects Alelo as a Finalist in the Ed Tech Innovation Incubator Program
Alelo Unveils VRP® 2.0 at I/ITSEC 2011
Join Alelo CEO and Chief Scientist Dr. Lewis Johnson on Wednesday, November 30 at I/ITSEC as he unveils plans for VRP® 2.0, the next generation of Alelo's sophisticated Virtual Role-Player technology. During Dr. Johnson's presentation,"Social Simulations for Military Training," he will describe Alelo's approach for integrating sociocultural models into immersive military training. VRP® allows trainers to populate training scenarios with virtual role-players that interact with trainees in culturally realistic ways. The VRP® 2.0 framework provides mechanisms for modeling the human terrain at microsocial, mesosocial, and macrosocial levels, and integrating current sociocultural data from the field. Visit Alelo at Booth 2719 during the show to find out more!
Click here to see a full listing of Alelo's I/ITSEC events.
VCAT South America Now Available on JKO
Fourth in the series of VCAT courses, VCAT South America focuses on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. Like other VCAT courses, VCAT South America focuses on mission-specific knowledge and behaviors. Cultural information in the course is supplemented with the Defense Language Institute's Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese language survival kits. Additionally, Attack the Network (AtN) themes are incorporated throughout the course. These themes focus on actions conducted at tactical, operational, and strategic levels in order to eliminate the adversary's ability to function and enable successful operations.
Phase 2, scheduled for delivery in early summer 2012, will include virtual mission scenarios and a test-out option.
Authorized users can access the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website at: http://jko.jfcom.mil
Alelo Makes Military Training Technology's Top Simulation & Training List
Military Training Technology (MT2) recognized Alelo as one of this year's Top Simulation & Training Companies for the second consecutive year. MT2 selects companies that have made a significant impact on the military training industry across the spectrum of technologies and services around the world. Selected companies' provide products and services allowing US airmen, Marines, sailors, soldiers, and Coast Guardsmen to train and rehearse for missions in theater or pre-deployment.
Alelo Launches UK Subsidiary to Support European Operations
This October Alelo established its UK subsidiary Alelo UK to support growing demand for its unique language and culture training capabilities in the European market. In the coming months, Alelo UK will work closely with its US and UK-based teams to provide Alelo products in the UK and throughout the European Union.
Alelo is currently supporting The British Armed Forces' innovative blended learning approach to train a new Military Assistance Group (MAG) preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. This select group of officers will be stationed at forward locations to work closely with local Afghan leaders and Afghan National Security Force personnel. UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) training specialists designed a blended learning solution for the MAG which combines different methods and resources, including intensive classroom-based instruction and Alelo's Operational Dari and Pashto courses on Apple iPads for the technology-based language training component. Alelo researchers are also collaborating with MOD Directorate of Educational and Training Services (Army) educators on a study of how the blended learning solution fares in this new training program.
Alelo will exhibit at ITEC 2012 scheduled to take place at London's ExCel Center next May.
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
Virtual Virginia Wins the Virgina Governor's Technology Award for Virtual Chinese Pilot Developed by Alelo
In 2010, Alelo teamed with Virtual Virginia Online School to develop a scalable solution for teaching Chinese in Virginia. In September, the Virginia Department of Education was recognized with the Governor's Technology Award (GTA) for Innovation in Technology for K-12 Education for a pilot Virtual Chinese Language and Culture course developed by Alelo.
This was the 14th year that the prestigious GTA program has recognized innovative technology initiatives in the public sector. Winners were recognized at the Commonwealth of Virginia Technology Symposium (COVITS). In the associated photo, Alelo's Pete Schrider (second from right) is pictured with Jim Duffy (Virginia Secretary of Technology), and Tammy McGraw and Cheri Kelleher (Virginia Dept. of Education's "Virtual Virginia").
Executive summaries of all winning entries are posted online at: http://covits.org/governor's_technology_awards/execSummaries.cfm
To read the full press release, click here.
SIIA Selects Alelo as a Finalist in the Ed Tech Innovation Incubator Program
On November 1, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced 11 finalists to participate in their Ed Tech Innovation Incubator program on November 28 in New York. Out of 29 applicants, Alelo was selected to present its innovative Virtual Language & Culture courses that utilize social simulation to teach global competency and world languages in the 21st century. Courses combine advanced technology with first-rate learning science and social science to deliver state-of-the-art serious games for use by middle school, high school and postsecondary virtual school learners and teachers.
For a complete list of finalists, click here: SIIA's Ed Tech Innovation Incubator program finalists
Click here to see Alelo's Dr. Johnson presentation on "The Power of Social Simulation for Learning."
Upcoming events on the Alelo calendar
Alelo has several public events coming up in the near future. Join us at an event near you! Click here for schedule