Accession Number : ADA306912

Title :   Cost/Benefits Analysis of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals/Automated Classroom (IETM/AC) Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-15 Sep 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mark, Linda J. ; Kribs, H. D. ; Morris, Barbara A. ; Dickason, David K.

PDF Url : ADA306912

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The Navy Personnel Research and Development Center (NPRDC), working with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET, completed a program of research, development, and evaluation for antomating classroom activities in which interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs) are used. The project addressed two Navy training problems: (1) the need to utilize emerging technologies to improve maintenance performance and reduce maintenance costs and (2) the need to improve the efficiency of the Navy training pipeline. These problems are being addressed by combining IETM technology with an integrated electronic multimedia editing and delivery system. The cost/benefits analysis determined the costs associated with the IETM/AC system and assessed the benefits of the advanced training technology implemented in the Gas Turbine C School, Service School Command, Great Lakes, IL. This report is directed to training communities and program managers who may he developing similar automated systems. Benefits identified during this analysis include improved student performance, reduction in student training costs, and reduction in course reproduction costs.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *NAVAL TRAINING, DATA BASES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SCHOOLS, SKILLS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, TRAINING DEVICES, COST ANALYSIS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, EFFICIENCY, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COURSES(EDUCATION), INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, BENEFITS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE