Accession Number : AD0764763

Title :   Varied and Fixed Error Limits in Automated Adaptive Skill Training.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Crooks,William Henry

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Three strategies of manipulating error limits were compared with a fixed error limit in an adaptive training system. Seventy-two (72) subjects were given training in a bidimensional, high-order, compensatory tracking task. The velocity/acceleration ratio of the control dynamics was the adaptive variable. Three of the four adaptive training groups required more time to attain the learning criterion than did the control group. A training group with increasingly rigorous error limits required more time to reach the exit criterion than did a group with the increasingly lax error limits. The changing response requirements of the adaptive task suggest that interference produced the inferior performance. No differences among groups were demonstrated in a retention test, and there was no transfer from the training task to a simulated flight control task for any experimental group. The model of adaptive training is seen as too simplistic to be productive. It is concluded that future research should be formulated in the context of a more comprehensive model of human learning. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), (*TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), ERRORS, TRACKING, INTERFERENCE, LEARNING, THESES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE