Accession Number : ADA133304

Title :   An Evaluation of the CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) Segments of the Tow Field Test Set and the Hawk CW (Continuous Wave) Radar Repair Courses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 82-Jun 83,


Personal Author(s) : Francis,Larry D ; Welling,Lawrence G ; Levy,Girard W

PDF Url : ADA133304

Report Date : 29 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The objective of this study was to conduct an evaluation of the computer assisted instruction (CAI) segments of the TOW Field Test Set (TFTS) Course and the HAWK Continuous Wave Radar Repair Course conducted at MMC/S. Computer Assisted Instruction for both courses was provided via the PLATO CAI system. PLATO was brought into the TFTS course because it was anticipated that very few TOW Field Test Sets would be available at the school for training. PLATO instructional segments, which could be better characterized as 'simulation', were interspered throughout the TFTS course. All TFTS students received PLATO segments as an integral part of their instruction. There was no 'non-PLATO' control group available. Data analysis for both the TFTS and the HAWK evaluation was organized around the questions of effectiveness, efficient, accepted by students and instructors, reliable, and potentially cost-effective. The HAWK results are that the PLATO simulations are equally effective (test results) or less effective (subjective results), of questionable efficiency, unacceptable to students and instructors, reliable, and less likely cost-effective.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Training devices, *Job training, *Army training, Operational effectiveness, Microcomputers, Microprocessors, man computer interface, Maintenance, Maintenance personnel, Radar equipment, Weapon systems, Teaching methods, Surveys, Questionnaires, Feedback, Students

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE