Verbal Options Simulator
The Verbal Options Simulator brings a state-of-the art approach to simulator-based training for verbal skills. The user interface is clean and efficient and allows the officer to follow a learning path that works best based on their own learning style. They can experiment, explore, and practice the verbal skills that are regularly required while on patrol. Because when it comes to law enforcement, your most crucial tool is your own voice.
The Console Layout
The VOS user interface is broken into four major areas.
- At the top is the Module Progress map, which shows your current location in the system
- At the left is the video area, which can display role models or challenges, which require a verbal response
- To the right is an area for text and interactive controls to appear, which can be Insights, Key Elements, scripts, video recording system, or Help
- At the bottom is the control panel, featuring relevant Command Buttons and brief instructions that allow you to navigate the console
The Command Buttons
The buttons enable the learner to explore information in their own learning style and at their own pace. Buttons are placed at the lower corners of the screen making them convenient for navigating on a tablet or other mobile device. If you are using a computer, a mouse can be used to click on the buttons as well.
Here is a breakdown of the buttons based on their role within the VOS learning system.