Simulation exercises for training and educating miners and mining engineers

H. P. Cole, G. T. Lineberry, A. M. Wala, J. V. Haley, P. K. Berger

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A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky, working under a USBM contract, developed over 65 simulation exercises for teaching and testing problem-solving and decision-making skills to miners and mining engineers. These skills involve both improving judgment and decision making in mine emergencies and enhancing the learning of real-world engineering design principles. The exercises are ideally suited for either latent image format or for computer-aided instruction. Exercise features are summarized, the structure and field testing of typical exercises described, and sample frames of individual exercises presented. Empirical data are summarized that describe the effectiveness of using these short, time-efficient performance tasks that simulate real problems and that provide immediate corrective feedback for teaching and testing critical skills.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1991
Event1991 SME Annual Meeting - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Feb 25 1991Feb 28 1991


Conference1991 SME Annual Meeting
CityDenver, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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