This short video is an introduction to the new Hydra Simulation Centre at the University of South Wales.
Hydra is a sophisticated of piece of technology that is primarily used to teach police officers to use specific skills and develop their understanding of the law in a variety of policing situations. It is also used for scenario-based teaching in other areas such as social work, nursing, teaching and global governance.
It works by presenting a scenario to the students via a mix of video clips, audio clips and written tasks. The system then tests the student’s ability to take decisions and action. Problems can be varied according to your responses. It also shows you the consequences of your decisions.