eSCENARIO: A scenario based problem solving
course in natural hazard and risk assessment
ETH Zurich (Project Leader)
Federal. Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos (SLF)
Geotest AG Davos
e-SCENARIO is a new teaching platform focusing on an integral approach
to natural hazards and the relevant risk management. It is based on interactive
analysis of a synthetic case study which familiarizes students with the
various steps involved in a hazard and risk analysis, and renders the
interactions between different process areas clearly intelligible.
The pedagogical concept of e-SCENARIO differs fundamentally from the conventional
lecture concept and previous e-learning programs in this subject area.
Text-based learning modules are replaced by animation graphics and interactive
tasks which show the greatest natural hazards as they really are. If students
do not know the important interrelationships and make wrong decisions,
this has repercussions in the virtual world.
The relevant expert knowledge required to deal with dangerous natural
processes can be enhanced by the SVC NAHRIS project. The e-SCENARIO platform
thus serves as a link between the various process areas, offering interdisciplinary
training dedicated to the integral approach to natural hazards.