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DREAD-ED: Improving Communication Skills in Critical Situations

  • Elena Dell’Aquila
  • Davide Marocco
  • Michela Ponticorvo
  • Andrea di Ferdinando
  • Massimiliano Schembri
  • Orazio Miglino
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Part of the Advances in Game-Based Learning book series (AGBL)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will describe an example of ICT rule-based EduRPG designed to train soft skills in general and primarily focusing on communication in the context of disaster management.

Keywords

Risk Communication Crisis Management Game Design Hazard Risk Soft Skill 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Dell’Aquila
    • 1
  • Davide Marocco
    • 2
  • Michela Ponticorvo
    • 2
  • Andrea di Ferdinando
    • 3
  • Massimiliano Schembri
    • 3
  • Orazio Miglino
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth UniversityPlymouthUK
  2. 2.University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Aidvanced S.r.l.RomeItaly

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