Accession Number : ADA257805


Title :   Performance Support Technology to Assess Training Effectiveness: Functional and Test-Bed Requirements


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 1990-Jun 1991


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


Personal Author(s) : Mirabella, Angelo ; Dressel, Douglas ; Lawton, George


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257805.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 265


Abstract : For this report, we analyzed Training and Document Command (TRADOC) documents to determine what portions might be included in a performance support technology system for training development. The focus of this review was on the performance evaluation of the design phase of the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) and its automated version (ASAT). The review showed that a combination of procedural guide (i.e., job aid), tutorial, and test production tools could help implement TRADOC policy. A preliminary review of the job aid literature, however, indicated many gaps in our knowledge about how to design and combine performance support tools, Nonetheless, it provided some concrete ideas of how to design effective performance support technologies (PST). We used these ideas to build a demonstration, computerized job aid/tutorial for constructing military occupational specialty Self Development Tests (SDTs). Content for the demonstration product was derived from the SDT Writer's Workshop at the Quartermaster School. A hard copy version of the demonstration is included as Appendix J. Testing Job aids Training automation Instructional design Performance support technology Training development Criterion-referenced testing evaluation.


Descriptors :   *TEST BEDS , *AUTOMATION , *JOB TRAINING , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *ARMY TRAINING , *SYSTEMS APPROACH , *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , TEST AND EVALUATION , JOBS , ARMY RESEARCH , DEMONSTRATIONS , TOOLS , DOCUMENTS , HARD COPY


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE