Accession Number : AD0456738

Title :   PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND LOW ALTITUDE AERIAL OBSERVATION,

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Dawkins, Peter B.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : An Army training course on low altitude observation was converted into programed format. The programed content consisted of both verbal and visual (i.e., photographs and maps) material, on four basic aerial observer skills. Criterion testing o g on target location indicated that the group of students receiving the experimental training made reliable learning gains, in comparison with a control group which did not receive the training. A reduction in time required to locate targets accompanied the increase in accuracy. On the average, study time for the selfpaced programed course was less than that required for the classroom version of the course (15 hours vs. 16 hours). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING MACHINES, TARGET RECOGNITION), (*TARGET RECOGNITION, TEACHING MACHINES), ARMY, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, LOW ALTITUDE, MAPS, TRAINING DEVICES, MILITARY TRAINING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE