Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

Los Angeles-based Alelo, which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, to co-develop disruptive learning technology. Alelo--which originally spun out of USC--said they have been partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, to build a project called VRP (Virtual role-playing) Builder, which is aimed at helping to make it easier to develop virtual role playing-based learning courses. Alelo's software has been widely used by the military to help train troops before deployment, to learn local cultures and behavior; the company's software tools replace less effective slide shows, videos, websites, and live instruction, and uses videogaming engines to create immersive environments.