Accession Number : ADA258138


Title :   An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Air Force Information Management Officer Training Based on the Perceived Needs of Current Information Management Officers


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Biros, David P ; Cole, Stewart J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258138.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine if the computer orientation courses provided Air Force information managers are properly focused. This study found that the courses have made the desired impact and, with minor exceptions, information managers perceive then-selves to be more knowledgeable after the training. From the results of the survey it is apparent that information managers are more knowledgeable of computers than they were in a study completed in 1988. The officers who attended training after the course was modified to include computer orientation were much more satisfied with their training than previous graduates. They indicated a need for even more training on specific packages and applications. One recommendation from this study is to include a self-paced computer aided instruction block m computers in place of the lock-step training currently provided. This training will be flexible enough to allow those managers with advanced skills to move at their own pace and use the course as a refresher. Another recommendation was to provide training on more of the specific word processing and database packages and demonstrate methods of communication between packages. Also, more examples of computer power should be addressed in the schools. Training, Computer personnel, Education, Information. Processing, Literacy, Management Information Systems.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *DATA MANAGEMENT , *AIR FORCE TRAINING , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , DATA BASES , MANAGEMENT , SCHOOLS , SKILLS , AIR , PERSONNEL , LITERACY , GRADUATES , INFORMATION PROCESSING , COMPUTER PERSONNEL , COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , INSTRUCTIONS , POWER , SURVEYS , PROCESSING , COMPUTERS , EDUCATION , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , IMPACT , AIR FORCE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE