Accession Number : ADP000877

Title :   Computer Assisted Training for Letter Sorting Machine Operators,

Corporate Author : POSTAL SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hillery,Joseph M. ; Mahoney,James E. ; Bohen,Timothy J.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The U.S. Postal Service has conducted a series of studies on the feasibility of using Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) for training of operators of machines using various keyboards. Earlier studies clearly demonstrated a strong possibility of cost effectiveness of CAI training but the exact combination of hardware and software that would show a distinct advantage over the existing training system proved elusive. The earlier CAI studies in the series used minicomputer hardware. With the development of the microcomputer in the late 1970's, a training package was developed taking advantage of the new developments in microcomputer hardware. By late 1979 a prototype of the system was operational and a pilot test began in early 1980. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Computer aided instruction, *Sorting machines, *Postal service, Cost effectiveness, Minicomputers, Field tests, Computer programming, Simulators, Training devices, Performance(Human), Job analysis, Data acquisition, Comparison, Man computer interface

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE