Accession Number : ADA088315


Title :   6883 Maintenance Training Simulator Development Utilizing Imagery Techniques.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : BIOTECHNOLOGY INC FALLS CHURCH VA


Personal Author(s) : Goett,James M ; Post,Theodore J ; Miller,Gary G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a088315.pdf


Report Date : May 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This exploratory study evaluated a low fidelity, imagery-based simulation technique to determine its effectiveness in training certain avionics maintenance tasks. The technique was compared experimentally with conventional (technical order) training materials in terms of its ability to produce learning of procedural tasks. On learning tests, groups using the imagery training materials (experimental) scored significantly better than groups using the conventional materials (control) on one out of four tasks. The control groups likewise significantly outscored the experimental groups on one out of four tasks. On a delayed retention test, the scores of the experimental groups declined more than did those of the control groups (who displayed no significant loss of learning). Further tests are recommended to (a) determine optimum difficulty level for application of the technique, (b) isolate the technique's elements and evaluate them individually, and (c) investigate the individual effect on training of various components of the imagery training materials. (Author)


Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING , AVIONICS , INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , AIR FORCE TRAINING , IMAGES , LEARNING , DIAGRAMS , VISUAL AIDS , ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS , TRANSFER OF TRAINING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE