Accession Number : ADA315823

Title :   A Guide for Early Embedded Training Decisions. Second Edition.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 92-Mar 93,

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

Personal Author(s) : Witmer, Bob G. ; Knerr, Bruce W.

PDF Url : ADA315823

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : Embedded Training (ET) is training built into or added to a weapons system. Although Army policy requires training developers to consider ET before other training options, effective implementation of this policy has been hampered by the lack of specific procedures to determine whether training should be embedded or not. This report provides a set of guidelines--in the form of detailed decision flowcharts-- to assist training developers and engineers in making early ET decisions. Although information about task characteristics has traditionally determined selection of media for training, it is now considered less important in deciding when to use ET than the following factors: policy; system availability for training; technical feasibility of ET implementation; effects of ET on system reliability, availability, and maintainability; impact of ET on system manpower and personnel requirements; need for training-specific interface hardware; safety; and cost-effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ARMY TRAINING, REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, TRAINING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, MANPOWER, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, EMBEDDING, MEDIA, PERSONNEL, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE