A Functional Disaster Exercise. Pedagogy, Student Preparation and Technology Issues in a Simulated Environment. Professor Carlie Merritt and Professor Robert Berry. Preparation and Integration Issues. Student Preparation. Step sheet on how to create a Second Life account
Professor Carlie Merritt and Professor Robert Berry
Emergency Support Function Roles
On the afternoon of November 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale occurred in the area of Central City, in Liberty County, Columbia….
We thank Dr. Wayne Blanchard, Higher Education Program Manager, and Mr. Steven Heidecker, Exercise Simulation System Project Officer, Dept. of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency/Emergency Management Institute, at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, for their valuable support, assistance and contribution of supplemental electronic exercise materials which are applied in this WCU 2nd Life Virtual EOC Emergency Functional Exercise Simulation conducted as part of the instruction for the on-line Emergency and Disaster Management class, Exercise Design and Evaluation (EDM 448).
Central City Emergency Operation Center
“ earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale occurred in the area of Central City, in Liberty County, Columbia….For one who does
not play video games,
this was an exciting
experience to use new
“It was evident that some students were not comfortable with their positions and were unclear what needed to be done. This can also happen in a real event and provided a good learning experience for all students.”
“Moving around in that
environment gives you
a kind of real life feeling…”
Student Reflection Papers (Hotwash)