Incident and Disaster Management Training: Collaborative Learning Opportunities Using Virtual World Scenarios (Book Chapter)
In E. Asimakopoulou & N. Bessis (Eds.) "Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks," Hershey, PA: IGI Global, June 2010
Riad Twal, Ed.S. Department of Information Technology
Anne M Hewitt, Ph.D.Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration
Danielle Mirliss, Ed.D.Department of Information Technology
Susan Spencer, Continuing Education and Professional Studies
Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks demonstrates how strategies and state-of-the-art ICT have and/or could be applied to serve as a vehicle to advance disaster management approaches, decisions and practices. This book provides both a conceptual and practical guidance to disaster management while also identifying and developing effective and efficient approaches, mechanisms, and systems using emerging technologies to support an effective operation. This state-of-the-art reference collection attempts to prompt the future direction for disaster managers to identify applicable theories and practices in order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from various foreseen and/or unforeseen disasters.