Accession Number : ADA298102

Title :   Delivery of Division Officer Navy Leadership Training by Videoteletraining: Initial Concept Test and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Simpson, Henry ; Wetzel, C. D. ; Pugh, H. L.

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Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The feasibility of using videoteletraining (VTT) to deliver Navy leadership (NAVLEAD) training was tested in the Division Officer basic leadership course. Three treatment groups were compared: (1) traditional classrooms; (2) VIT local classrooms with students and an instructor, and (3) VTT remote classrooms where students were connected to the local classroom by a two-way audio and video VTT system. Student responses on questionnaires tended to favor traditional instruction slightly, but differences were small. Subject matter expert ratings of various dimensions of the course were higher for traditional instruction than wIT. Lower student and observer ratings for VTT were on items pertaining to interaction and participation issues. Somewhat less interaction was recorded on a participation tally in VTT classes than in traditional classes. However, a test of knowledge gained in the course revealed no differences among traditional, local or remote students. This first trial run of NAVLEAD on wIT showed it was possible to deliver the course with some reduction in interaction and participation. The use of VTT for similar relatively short, high throughput courses has led to cost savings associated with travel and instructors. This is the first of two reports, the second evaluated Chief and Leading Petty Officer leadership courses.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, OBSERVERS, LEADERSHIP, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, COSTS, RATINGS, INSTRUCTORS, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE