Accession Number:

AD0419916

Title:

USE OF A TEACHING MACHINE FOR AIR FORCE ON-THEJOB TRAINING IN THE SAGE SYSTEM,

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AIR FORCE COMMAND AND CONTROL DEVELOPMENT DIV AIR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND BEDFORD MASS

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A teaching machine was used for military on-thejob training in SAGE operations over a 16-month period. This was a follow-up of a brief feasibility study. The purpose was 1 to see if the initial enthusiasm for auto-instruction would continue and increase as the novelty effect waned, and 2 to uncover unanticipated implementation problems. Operators sustained and increased their use of the teaching machine during the observation period. The training staff continued to favor use of the device. Patterns of usage related to program familiarity and crew proficiency are described. Problems in application of auto-instruction are noted. Some may be unique to military on-the-job training for complex electronic systems such as SAGE. These problems relate to 1 programing capability, 2 types of training tasks, 3 teaching machine design, and 4 program design. Some research requirements are indicated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE