VBSWorlds Used to Pioneer ‘Step-in, Step-out’ eLearning in Defence

By Caspian Learning, PRNE
Thursday, December 8, 2011

LONDON, December 9, 2011 -


Caspian Learning have partnered with LINE Communications to deliver some pioneering ’step-in, step-out’ elearning content for the DE&S Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance PSF (DE&S ISTAR PSF).

Targeted at both senior and junior tri-service officers, the new programme steps-in and steps-out of e-learning from within an immersive 3D VBSWorlds environment to deliver highly interactive and engaging intelligence gathering training.

The method of stepping in and out of 3D immersive worlds to take part in specific task training via elearning is a new concept that has been envisaged by Major Jill Pease on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Caspian Learning and LINE Communications, along with partners at the MOD believe the new Step-in Step-out (SISO) methodology will maximise the re-use of existing learning materials and assets in a new, more engaging and effective way.

By reusing so-called ‘good’ assets in this way, the project team will reduce the need to purchase new materials for new systems.

In addition, the new ISTAR project will be the first of its kind to be fully SCORM conformant and available on the Defence Learning Portal (DLP), as well as other network infrastructures and mobile devices including iPhones and iPads.

Keith Downes, LINE Director is a strong support of the new SISO concept and the amalgamation of expertise and technologies to achieve it, “We are great supporters of the Step-In, Step-Out methodology and have applied it in projects with VBS2 and Virtual Task Trainers (VTTs). To be extending our experience to Caspian Learning’s VBSWorlds is really exciting and will be the first of its kind on the DLP.”

About Caspian Learning

Caspian Learning are a multi award-winning serious games technology and design company. Formed in 2002, they are the developer of the acclaimed Thinking Worlds, whose globally unique technology allows instructional designers to create fully immersive 3D sims & games at costs previously restricted to 2D development.  They are the global leader in the use of 3D games and simulations technology for performance improvement, having developed over 100 sims or games for clients all over the world including IBM, BBC, QinetiQ, Accenture, Volvo, the Ministry of Defence and the European Union among others.

Lee Rushworth, +44(0)191-5561043, lee.rushworth@caspianlearning.co.uk


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