Accession Number : AD0710865

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN IMPROVED RADIO OPERATOR COURSE (MOS 05B20).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Goffard,S. James ; Polden,Donald F. ; Ward,Joseph S.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The report describes the development and evaluation of an improved radio operator course approved for use by the U. S. Army. Existing training was reorganized according to the principle of functional context, a method of sequencing training content so the student learns the intended use of new instructional material before being introduced to the material itself. The duties of a radio operator were examined to see how they could be arranged into specific tasks to be taught in progressive sequence; since each successive task is embedded in a context of tasks that he has already learned to perform, the trainee learns to perform all of them with relative ease. The effectiveness of the revised course was determined by comparing 10 standard and 20 revised classes in 1967-68.

Descriptors :   (*RADIO OPERATORS, ARMY TRAINING), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, RADIO OPERATORS), SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), EFFECTIVENESS, ATTRITION, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE