Avalanche beacon parks: skill development and team coordination in a technological training ground

A. Desjardins, S. Greenberg, R.L. Wakkary, J. Hambelton

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    Abstract

    High-risk outdoor recreation allows its enthusiasts to reach unprecedented levels of adrenaline; it also contains risks and requires specific training (in part technological). In particular, its participants must be ready to react efficiently during an emergency or in response to an accident. Technological training grounds can simulate particular contexts and emergency situations as a place for recreationists to train and practice. In this paper, we use the practice of avalanche companion rescue as a case study to explore how technological training grounds support recreationist training. Our results offer insights into how avalanche beacon training parks support skill development and team coordination training. We also present strategies to orient the design of technological training grounds beyond avalanche companion rescue.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages872-886
    Number of pages15
    Volume27
    ISBN (Print)9781450335928
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2016
    Event19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016) - Hyatt Regency San Francisco, san francisco, United States
    Duration: 27 Feb 20162 Mar 2016
    Conference number: 19
    http://cscw.acm.org/2016/
    https://cscw.acm.org/2016/

    Conference

    Conference19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016)
    Abbreviated titleCSCW 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Citysan francisco
    Period27/02/162/03/16
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    Keywords

    • Avalanche beacons
    • Avalanche rescue
    • Communities of practice
    • Simulation
    • Team cognition
    • Training in context

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