Accession Number : ADA307006

Title :   A Survey of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals Used for Training and Education.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Feb-22 Sep 95,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA307006

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 79

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 automating 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 survey and analysis was conducted of practices in the design, development, and application of education and training that incorporates interactive, hypermedia-based and IETM-like documents. An overview of IETMs is provided. Applications surveyed included such instructional settings as traditional classroom instruction, virtual classrooms, and on-demand and Just-in-time instsuction. The survey also covered both Navy and non-Navy applications. Non-Navy activities included other military, government, industry, and higher education organizations.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *NAVAL TRAINING, *MANUALS, MAINTENANCE, DELIVERY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERACTIONS, COSTS, PIPELINES, NAVAL RESEARCH, MEDIA, INSTRUCTIONS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, EDITING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE