The Games, Learning, and Society group is a collection of academic researchers, interactive media (or game) developers, and government and industry leaders who investigate how this medium operates, how it can be used to transform how we learn, and what this means for society. GLS scholars seek to understand the cognitive work inherent to game play, specifically video games and how design features might be leveraged to improve learning how organizations and educational institutions will need to respond.
Pilot Training System, LLC is a flight simulation software company in Madison, WI whose primary objective is to produce SMARTER PILOTS MORE EFFICIENTLY. Pilot Training System®. is a holistic flight training solution that has demonstrated the ability to improve flight training and reduce costs by using a novel high-fidelity weather simulation system known as ClimaDriveTM. ClimaDriveTM serves as the foundation for a premier flight-training platform offering the most advanced weather simulation experience in the industry. Pilot Training System has received funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the State of Wisconsin. The company founder, Dr. Chris Johnson, is an instructor pilot and Human Factors research scientist. Pilot Training System was recently incubated through Milwaukee’s VETransfer, a business accelerator for veterans. Dr. Johnson was selected as a runner-up in UW’s Burrill Business Plan Competition, as well as a finalist in the 2012 State of Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition. The company has been featured at AeroInnovateTM, a technology showcase at EAA AirVenture®, the world’s largest air show held annually in Oshkosh, WI.