Accession Number : ADA294744

Title :   Designing Instructional Simulations: Effects of Instructional Control and Type of Training Task on Developing Display-Interpretation Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Mattoon, Joseph S.

PDF Url : ADA294744

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Instructional simulation is becoming a major vehicle for teaching dynamic technical skills to aircrew members. However, few design principles are available that specify the most effective task formats and strategies for controlling events within instructional simulations. Part- and whole-task training formats and learner- and program control strategies were investigated separately in two experiments using a microcomputer-based instructional simulation that taught adults how to interpret spatial information on a simple head-up display. These two variables were then completely crossed in a third experiment to examine potential interactions. Program control and pan-task training resulted in the best performance, and significant interactions were detected among the two training variables. Implications on the design of instructional simulations are discussed.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONTROL, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, SKILLS, TRAINING, INTERACTIONS, DYNAMICS, VARIABLES, FORMATS, INSTRUCTORS, MICROCOMPUTERS, INSTRUCTIONS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, HEAD UP DISPLAYS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE