Accession Number : ADA308012

Title :   Distributed Training Technology Project: Final Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel, C. D.

PDF Url : ADA308012

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The objective of the Distributed Training Technology project was to extend the use of videoteletraining (VTT beyond lecture-based courses traditionally given by VTT to courses with interactive or hands-on laboratory environments. Lessons learned and guidelines resulting from the effort were derived for this final project report. The project formally evaluated the feasibility of using VTT to deliver training in four course content areas representing different challenges for VTT: Celestial Navigation, Navy Leadership, Fiber Optic Cable Repair, and a computer laboratory in a Quality Assurance course. A combination of three approaches has the greatest generality for implementing VTT laboratory courses: (1) students can be better prepared prior to performing laboratory work, (2) support at the remote site can be increased by providing a surrogate for the instructor in order to supervise students and conduct laboratory activities, and (3) video technol6gy can be used to increase the visibility of activities between sites. An increased level of effort is required to convert and deliver VTT laboratory courses. Training equipment adapted for portability allows classrooms to be used by other VTT courses. Courses must be selected for student throughput sufficient to provide savings in travel costs.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING DEVICES, *TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, STUDENTS, TRAINING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, DISTRIBUTION, INTERACTIONS, COMPUTERS, SITES, REPORTS, COSTS, REPAIR, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, THROUGHPUT, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, LABORATORIES, REMOTE AREAS, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
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