Accession Number : ADA194485

Title :   Naval Computer-Based Instruction: Cost, Implementation and Effectiveness Issues.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Coleman, David W

PDF Url : ADA194485

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This thesis examines Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) in the Navy, with reference to other military usage. Many literature sources were examined. Numerous military and civilian personnel working on current CBI projects were interviewed; in person, by electronic mail and by phone. Main points covered include: basic definitions of types of instruction; advantages and disadvantages of instruction relating to computers; a short history of Naval CBI; CBI costs; factors in CBI cost effectiveness; simulators and computers; CBI use for on site training; implementation and usage problems; methods to improve CBI implementation and usage in the Navy; what makes an effective course; improving CBI and conventional instruction effectiveness. Conclusions focus on: improving instructional quality; standardizing CBI course materials; using a standard computer for CBI; improving computer literacy Navy wide; automating CBI writing materials; putting good CBI courses on ships in the fleet.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COMPUTERS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, DOCUMENTS, ELECTRONIC MAIL, HISTORY, LITERACY, MATERIALS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVY, QUALITY, SIMULATORS, SITES, SOURCES, THESES, TRAINING, WRITING, MICROCOMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE