Transfer of Training Following Computer-Based Instruction in Basic Oscilloscope Procedures.
Technical rept. Sep 73-Mar 75,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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As test equipment training becomes more individualized, the student usually has greater opportunity to experiment with the equipment he will be using on the job. Yet, for a variety of reasons, he may have to train on outmoded equipment or have limited exposure to the equipment. Computer-aided individualized instruction can overcome some of these problems. This method of training exposes the student to a wide range of situations where state-of-the-art equipment can be readily simulated. A program was developed for oscilloscope training utilizing the PLATO IV instructional system. Students trained by this method were compared with those trained in a traditional laboratory setting using an individualized workbook having the same objectives as the PLATO lesson. A performance test administered immediately following training indicated that the two groups had similar levels of overall skill, but differed in some subskill levels.
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