Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Dr Martin Masek, Associate Professor Phil Hingston and Dr Mark Brogan have been awarded the 2009 Ian McLean Award to research and develop a 3-D role-play simulation of HMA Submarine AE2, which sank in action in the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.
The project is based on historical source records and uses serious gaming technology and adaptive learning strategies to create an educational resource on the AE2. The computer simulation will bebuilt by the Games Programming group within School and hosted by iVec, Western Australia’s supercomputing hub. The project will build upon earlier simulation work done by Dr Roger Neill of Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
The award was presented by the National Archives of Australia, in honour of Ian MacLean who served in the Australian Army from 1941 to 1944 and established what later became the National Archives of Australia.