Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hiking simulators

Laser hiking bench

Optimist hiking bench

Virtual hiking bench

From the Virtual Sailing website:
Virtual Sailing, manufacturers of the only advanced sailing simulator "VSail-Trainer", have begun a coaching trial in Melbourne, Australia. The trial aims to explore novel methods and develop new protocols for teaching youngsters how to sail. We already know that Generations Y and Z relate differently to the learning styles of previous generations. They are much more into Enquiry Learning and don't relate as well to Instructive Styles. Using the "VSail-Trainer" the students will learn at their own pace in a non-threatening environment. "It doesn't take them long" says Virtual Sailing coach John Mooney. "After all, how long is it since you saw an adult instruct a teenager on how to use a mobile phone?. This generation is not afraid to experiment and try things, it is like a game to them"

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At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sailing world had one similiar 40 yrs ago, but with a real boom. If not careful and jibed it would knock you in the kisser, off the boat onto the ausitorium floor. Better luck this time. Dud 40 yr ago.

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous norman said...

An old cricket bat is cheaper than a boom and more under the control of the coach! Plenty of cricket bats in Australia, so we can arrange export for those unlucky enough to live somewhere where the game is not played.
Norman Saunders
Virtual Sailing Pty Ltd

At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The proper link to the first hiking bench pictured is


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