Accession Number : ADA308013

Title :   Videoteletraining Delivery of a Quality Assurance Course with a Computer Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wetzel, C. D. ; Pugh, H. L. ; Van Matre, Nick ; Parchman, Steven W.

PDF Url : ADA308013

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A Quality Assurance (QA) course containing a student computer laboratory was delivered by videoteletraining (VTT). Two primary treatment groups were compared during four class convenings with a total of 100 students: (1) a VTT local classroom with an instructor and students, and (2) a VTT remote classroom where students were connected to the local classroom by a two-way audio and video VTT system. There were no significant group differences on a final examination and the scores were comparable with those for 133 students from traditional classrooms. Local and remote students were not significantly different on a quiz of facts on operating the computer program to produce a QA report in the laboratory. Few group differences were found on a student questionnaire. Small but significant differences were found on topics concerning the visibility of instructional aids, access to or attention from the instructor, and problems encountered during the compute laboratory. Remote students were less likely than local students to initiate interactions over the VTT network, but they participated equally when they were identified in instructor questions. The course was successfully delivered by VTT and could be expanded to other training sites. A cost analysis for two projected delivery sites indicated avoided student travel cost would be in excess of the combined costs for VTT classroom usage and computer equipment. VTT delivery techniques illustrated in this work include enhanced preparation of remote students prior to performing their laboratory work and the use of portable laptop computers with a wireless network that allowed the use of existing VTT classrooms.

Descriptors :   *QUALITY ASSURANCE, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, DELIVERY, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, COST ANALYSIS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SITES, COSTS, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, LABORATORIES, MICROCOMPUTERS, QUESTIONNAIRES, NAVAL TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE