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In June, the ADL Co-Lab in Orlando hosted two interns from Poland who wanted to learn more about advanced distributed learning technologies. The interns spent a week having discussions with members of the ADL technical team and the Next Generation Learner team. They also visited other U.S. government agencies, academic institutions and industry sites in Orlando where they met with representatives from the National Center for Simulation (NCS), the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida, the Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC), Full Sail University, Engineering and Computer Simulations, Inc., (ECS) and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

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Malgorzata Gawlik-Koylinska (left) and Krystyna Malinska (right) pose with Dr. Kristy Murray (center) at the ADL Co-Lab in Orlando after completing their internships.

Krystyna Malinska, Ph.D. Engineering, who is on the faculty at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at Częstochowa University of Technology, reported that her visits to Full Sail University, STTC and PEO STRI were extremely relevant to her work in Poland in terms of incorporating simulations for supporting education and training. She plans to apply what she learned about mobile learning strategies and devices to help engage her environmental engineering students in the process of learning. In particular, Krystyna wants to incorporate the “teaching to learn” strategy into online courses and have her students generate content to share with other students. Asked what she liked best about Florida, she mentioned the beautiful, sunny beaches — and the unexpected thunderstorms! — as memories of her visit to the Orlando ADL Co-Lab.

Malgorzata Gawlik-Koylinska is an instructional designer affiliated with the Poland ADL Partnership Lab at the National Defence University in Warsaw. Malgorzata is very interested in using mobile technology in a Military English e-Project in which university students design and implement mini-lessons for teaching. She said that what she learned about human performance research during her visit to STTC will contribute to designing enhanced training solutions. Malgorzata was particularly inspired by what she learned about individualization of training and the idea of “enriching” lessons with short thematic games.

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