Accession Number : ADA298374

Title :   The Use of Videoteletraining to Deliver Chief and Leading Petty Officer Navy Leadership Training: Evaluation and Summary.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel, C. D. ; Simpson, Henry ; Seymour, George E.

PDF Url : ADA298374

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The feasibility of using videoteletraining (VTT) to deliver Navy leadership (NAVLEAD) training was tested in Leading Petty Officer (LPO) and Chief Petty Officer (CPO) courses. Three student treatment groups were compared: (1) traditional classrooms; (2) VTT local classrooms with an instructor and students, and (3) VTr remote classrooms where students were connected to the local classroom by a two-way audio and video VTr system. Student responses on questionnaires tended to favor traditional instruction slightly, but differences were not large. Subject matter expert ratings of various aspects of the course were higher for traditional instruction than VTT. Lower student and observer ratings for VTT were generally on topics pertaining to interaction and participation. However, student performance on a simulated activity revealed no significant differences among treatment groups. Results of a class participation tally were analyzed in conjunction with previous results of a Division Officer course. Traditional and VTT local classes interacted at similar levels, and VTT remote classes were about two thirds this level. The overall results of both these evaluations are also summarized. These first trials of the courses show it was possible to deliver NAVLEAD on VTT with some reduction in participation and interaction. Regular offerings of the course by VTr might lead to further adaptations to the VTT medium and could yield cost savings associated with travel and instructors.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *TEACHING METHODS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, OBSERVERS, SIMULATION, LEADERSHIP, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COSTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RESPONSE, RATINGS, INSTRUCTORS, VIDEO SIGNALS, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE