Accession Number : ADA180609

Title :   Characteristics of Navy Training Courses and Potential for Computer Support

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1983-1986

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel, C D ; Van Kekerix, Donald L ; Wulfeck , II, Wallace H

PDF Url : ADA180609

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A survey of 135 Navy training course managers was conducted to determine the instructional delivery and course management techniques currently used in Navy technical schools and to assess how appropriate and acceptable microcomputer support would be in these areas. The results suggest using computers for scheduling, student tracking, and record keeping. Course managers and instructors showed great interest in using computers to make their work easier. Use of computers for stable high-volume student testing situations should be encouraged for both test administration and scoring/recording/tracking functions. In some laboratory situations, computer based instruction (CBI) in the form of ancillary trainers would allow better utilization of student and instructor time when access to actual equipment or high cost training devices is limited. Many student entering skills (e.g., reading, mathematics, technical vocabulary) can be supplemented with commonly available CBI. Learning objectives involving drill and practice, simulation, remembering facts, and use of procedural steps occur frequently in Navy training programs, and they are particulary amenable to CBI.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL TRAINING, COMPUTERS, COURSES(EDUCATION), DELIVERY, HIGH COSTS, INSTRUCTIONS, INSTRUCTORS, LABORATORIES, LEARNING, MICROCOMPUTERS, NAVY, RECORDING SYSTEMS, SCHOOLS, SCORING, SIMULATION, STUDENTS, TIME, TRACKING, TRAINING DEVICES, VOCABULARY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE