Accession Number : ADA310080

Title :   Perspectives on the Virtual Training Program from Members of Its Initial Observer/Controller Team.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 95-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Shlechter, Theodore M. ; Kraemer, Ronald E. ; Bessemer, David W. ; Burnside, Billy L. ; Anthony, James

PDF Url : ADA310080

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This report examined the Virtual Training Program's (VTP) strengths and weaknesses from the perspective of its original instructional team. These instructional personnel completed questionnaires and were interviewed regarding their opinions on various aspects of the VTP. Findings from the questionnaires and interviews provided further support for the VTP's instructional value. The participants indicated that unit leaders and units became more proficient during the course of their VTP rotation, and that this improvement was not simply a function of adapting to the Simulation Networking (SIMNET) terrain and equipment. Corresponding the participants had few problems with most aspects of the VTP.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *VIRTUAL REALITY, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, NATIONAL GUARD, ARMOR, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING DEVICES, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT READINESS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, WAR GAMES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER NETWORKS, ARMY OPERATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, PROFICIENCY, MILITARY TACTICS, TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE