Accession Number:

AD0260319

Title:

SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SAGE SYSTEM OPERATORS. THE DEVELOPMENT, USE, AND EVALUATION OF TWO PROTOTYPE SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS COVERING BASIC JOB KNOWLEDGE FOR SAGE TRACK MONITOR AND INTERCEPT DIRECTOR OPERATOR POSITIONS

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AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The primary aim was to develop and evaluate selfinstructional techniques and materials as applied to the training of basic job knowledges and skills for command and control operator tasks, represented by the SAGE Track Monitor and Intercept Director positions. Initial efforts concentrated on the development of two source documents covering all relevant basic knowledges and skills needed for each position based upon a review of the existing literature, observation of the tasks, and extensive interviews with operational personnel. These documents were subsequently utilized as the primary source of basic job knowledge for the two self-instructional programs. Programming techniques applied to the two SAGE programs included overt constructed written responses about 45, selective and pointing responses about 45, and covert mental responses about 10. The results obtained in the application of programs and devices support the feasibility of training complex tasks found in SAGE and other L-systems by means of self-instructional techniques. Also supported by this work is the use of a variety of programming techniques in a single large scale program. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE