We take our academic work seriously, as it underpins the manufacture of all of our learning tools and keeps us at the cutting edge of what is happening globally with learning trends and technology developments. Over the last five years we have published papers and spoke at five international symposiums.
Defence - IITSEC, Florida December 2020
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is an annual conference in Orlando, Florida organized by the National Training and Simulation Association Each year I/ITSEC hosts a series of special events that reflect emerging topics in the modeling, simulation, and training domain. In December 2020, the team published a paper titled ‘The Defence Learning Ecosystem’.
This research explored relevant Global education and training literature and interviewed key Defence stakeholders in UK Front Line Commands (FLCs) (Joint/MoD Head Office, Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy (RN), and the British Army) to analyse the current Defence Learning Ecosystem and understand the change requirements. Key findings indicated that learning analysis, design and assurance must become more agile and braver in future, to deliver maximum impact and increased value. After publication, the team were invited to present their findings virtually.
BU Global 2050 Film
LiMETOOLS collaborated with BU Global, at Bournemouth University, to create a movie style short film about the future of global education in the year 2050. Working with several undergraduate degree and master’s students as an ‘authentic voice’, the futuristic storyline was written with the feature element of the movie being artificial intelligence. LiMETOOLS used The Factory Studios office in Boscombe for the CGI shoot and shot on location in Bournemouth. The short movie is now available to be shown to academics and universities where they will discuss the future of education with BU 2050 movie being the ‘trigger’ feature.
AISB Conference Liverpool Thursday 5th April 2018
The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB) conference is the longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence. AISB 2018 was held at the University of Liverpool providing a unique forum for presenting innovative research and burning issues around all areas of AI.
Tiffany Skinner and John Dale collaborated with Bournemouth University’s Associate Professor Jacqui Taylor and Dr John McAlaney to submit the paper, ‘The Development of Intervention E-Learning Materials and Implementation Techniques for Cyber-Security Behaviour Change’ into the Digital Behaviour Intervention for Cyber Security Symposium. This paper draws on psychology theory (e.g. Social Cognitive Theory) and pedagogy (e.g. self-directed learning) to create innovative techniques using interactive learning tools resulting in behaviour change. The aim of the article was to show how we have moved beyond developing materials that change awareness, to those that effectively change digital behaviour.
IAIA18 Conference – Durban, South Africa
The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference brings together individuals from the government, industry, and academia, from over 120 countries, to discuss the practice of environmental impact assessment and display the most innovative research. The IAIA Conference 2018 was held in Durban, South Africa, where our Director of Sales & Research, Paul Ormerod, delivered presentations in the Online Impact Assessment (IA) Training session.
The presentations included ‘Impactful IA Training in Financial Institutions (FIs)’, illustrating the relationship between the Social Cognitive Learning Theory and dramatization, whilst engaging in online IA learning. The successes and challenges of using such a method are demonstrated throughout, such as the ability to reach out to 90+ private banks in a distance and implementing interactive measured learning, displaying this in successful projects with the World Bank and EPA. Furthermore, Paul presented ‘Reflections on IA training platforms for FIs’. The paper reviewed examples of immersive dramatization in video and audio training interventions to enhance IA training.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organisation, invited LiMETOOLS to their EDUCON 2017 conference, organised by the University of Piraeus, the Hellenic Open University, the Hellenic Air Force Academy, the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece. Associate Professor Jacqui Taylor from Bournemouth University collaborated with two of our directors, Susie James and John Dale to write an academic paper, ‘Teaching Psychological Principles to Cybersecurity Students’. The key message was that psychology can help cybersecurity students understand the motivations of perpetrators of cybersecurity incidents as well as how to educate users about risks and how to respond to incidents.