Accession Number : ADA139988

Title :   The Design and Production of a Procedure Training Aid Using the Procedure Learning Format and the Computer Automated Page Layout (PLA) Routine.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Terrell,W R ; Ewell,R C ; Scott,P ; Braby,R

PDF Url : ADA139988

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The rapid introduction of increasingly complex military equipment has resulted in a major requirement for the timely development of more effective materials to train personnel in the performance of operation and maintenance procedures. The Training Analysis and Evaluation Group (TAEG) of the Naval Training Equipment Center has developed a learning format which increases the efficiency with which procedures are taught. This format relies heavily on graphics and uses words where necessary to clarify the meaning of the graphics. While documents based on the format are highly successful as procedure training aids and job performance aids these documents are expensive and time consuming to design and produce. The TAEG has responded to this problem by developing the computer automated page layout system, which significantly reduces the time and effort required to produce text-graphic materials. The Computer Automated Page Layout (PLA) for Text-Graphic Materials User's Guide provides the subject matter expert an independent means to learn to use these computer routines to design and produce training aids. This report describes the field application of the PLA to the development of a procedure training aid for the SH-3D/H Helicopter. The demonstration is part of the TAEG development effort to provide tools for the design and publication of training aids.

Descriptors :   *Instructional materials, *Graphics, *Computer aided design, Formats, Visual aids, Information processing, Learning, Job training, Naval training, Teaching methods, Computer programs, Methodology, Algorithms, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE