Accession Number : ADA306718

Title :   An Examination of the Value of Demonstration Tapes for the Virtual Training Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Shlechter, Theodore M. ; Anthony, James

PDF Url : ADA306718

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This report discusses the instructional value of the demonstration tapes associated with the Virtual Training Program (VTP) at Fort Knox, KY. This examination consists of reviewing research on demonstration materials and examining VTP participants' use of and opinions regarding these tapes. Findings from the observational learning literature and the assessments indicated that the demonstration materials would augment the VTP's training value. The literature review revealed that observational learning techniques can help the VIP participants develop their self-regulatory skills and sense of self-efficacy. The participants also felt that these tapes were useful, especially for familiarizing them with the learning situation.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING DEVICES, *ARMY TRAINING, *VIRTUAL REALITY, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NATIONAL GUARD, ARMOR, DECISION MAKING, SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DEMONSTRATIONS, COGNITION, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, MILITARY EXERCISES, WAR GAMES, ARMY OPERATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, TACTICAL WARFARE, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), VIDEO TAPES, CONDITIONING(LEARNING), TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE