Accession Number : ADA309992

Title :   Potential Benefits to Navy Training Programs Resulting from Increased Use of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals. Phase 1. Initial Evaluation of IETM Applicability to Schoolhouse and Worksite Training Functions.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Mar-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Jorgensen, Eric J. ; Fuller, Joseph J. ; Rainey, Samuel C. ; Post, Theodore J.

PDF Url : ADA309992

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This report summarizes Phase I of a study entitled Training Benefit Analysis of the Accelerated Use of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM's). An initial evaluation of the interactive, computer controlled display of technical information has been carried out by the Navy training community. Results indicate the use of IETM's, integrated with automated courseware, could significantly improve training processes. Forty-seven candidate projects covering surface, air and submarine warfare areas were identified. Fifteen IETM hypotheses and associated implementation scenarios were evaluated. Of these, twelve were supported by more than two-thirds of the participants in this study. Candidate projects were identified for business-case-analyses to be performed in Phase II. This report also identifies technical and administrative issues which must be addressed before the full potential of IETM's can be realized. Measures needed for greater integration, infrastructure support and standardization of IETM's in training are recommended. Phase II of the study will consist of a more detailed analysis of the selected candidate projects, particularly from the standpoint of return on investment. This will provide the Chief of Naval Operations with the basis for training input to the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) '98 preparation process.

Descriptors :   *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *ACCELERATED TESTING, *NAVAL TRAINING, *INSTRUCTION MANUALS, INPUT, SCENARIOS, CONTROL, ELECTRONICS, UNDERSEA WARFARE, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DATA DISPLAYS, HYPOTHESES, BENEFITS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE