Accession Number : AD0717712

Title :   Effectiveness of Experimental Training Materials for Low Ability Airmen,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Sellman,Wayne S.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The study was designed to determine if modifying career development course (CDC) format through the simplification of the written materials, the inclusion of more illustrations, and the addition of audio supplementation could improve the CDC as a training device designed to teach basic job information, especially to airmen possessing minimum verbal skills. High, middle, and low aptitude personnel studied three versions of the CDC for the 57130, fire protection, career ladder. In brief, the versions included a conventional CDC, a less verbal CDC with more pictorial materials, and a less verbal CDC with more pictorial materials accompanied by a tape recording of information complementary to that contained in the written text of the CDC. Data were collected on learning performance, reading speeds, and attitudes toward the CDCs. The analyses revealed that the modified CDC with the audio supplementation produced significantly increased learning scores. High and middle aptitude groups consistently outperformed the low aptitude groups across all CDCs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, EFFECTIVENESS), (*INSTRUCTION MANUALS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, LANGUAGE, PICTURES, LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAGNETIC TAPE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE