Date Added: Jan 2012
Ever since the Asian Tsunami, the avian flu epidemic and the September 11 terror attacks, more effort are put into functional and full-scale training of emergency officers, first responders as well as the communities themselves to anticipate, prepare and react to possible disasters. However, they are mostly time, resource and cost consuming. In addition, training exercises require physical presence of each and every individual involved. Table-top exercises are the least complex and most preferred training method. The popularity and success of collaboration technologies such as Wikis, Blogs and Online Chats have eased geographically distributed collaborators to work together in virtual communities.