Accession Number : ADA523974


Title :   Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool Design Document


Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA


Personal Author(s) : Waaili, Salim A ; Byrd, Sally ; Conrad, Susan ; Curran, Ryan ; Dass, Susan ; Hampton, Shantell ; Koduah, George ; Moore, Debra ; Turner, James


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a523974.pdf


Report Date : 11 May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) partnered with George Mason University (GMU) to identify research-driven processes and methods for incorporating Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) in a pedagogically sound manner within DAU learning assets. A performance analysis, conducted in fall 2009, indicated a need for a framework that assists DAU personnel in the selection and integration of ALT. In collaboration with DAU stakeholders, this framework was named the Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool (LATIST). A usage-centered design process was used to develop LATIST. This technique, commonly used in software development, focuses on identifying user needs to develop a product that allows the users to fulfill their needs in an easy, effective, and efficient way. As part of a content and task analysis, user needs were confirmed, tasks necessary for users to obtain optimal benefit while using LATIST were identified, and content requirements were established. LATIST would allow the user to: (1) explore what the research says about a technology such as advantages and disadvantages; (2) select a best technology for user conditions such as learning objectives and bandwidth constraints; and (3) review and learn how to apply a selected technology. Based on the results of the content and task analysis, it was determined that LATIST would be best utilized as an electronic performance support tool. A performance support subject matter expert recommended that for maximum effectiveness, information in LATIST should be explicit, accessible, and usable. The expert also confirmed that the three LATIST components represented a successful integration of process and knowledge.


Descriptors :   *TOOLS , *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *LEARNING , OPTIMIZATION , ACQUISITION , EFFICIENCY , INTEGRATION , USER NEEDS , ELECTRONICS , REQUIREMENTS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE