AUTOMATION OF A PORTION OF NCO LEADERSHIP PREPARATION TRAINING.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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A method of presenting roughly one-seventh of the Armys two-week Leader Preparation Course LPC through automated instruction was developed. The automated instruction method included the use of tape-recorded lectures, supported by visual aid frames, and programed workbooks. Automated presentation proved to be at least as effective as conventional instruction in imparting the leadership knowledge covered by automation. In addition, those students who learned through the automated method appeared to retain their knowledge better than the conventionally trained students. The automated method also exhibited practicality in reduction of instructor requirements, flexibility of scheduling, and consistency of level of presentation. The automated program was adopted for use at Army Training Centers presenting the LPC. Author
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