Low Cost Part-Task Training using Interactive Computer Graphics for Simulation of Operational Equipment.
Technical rept. Jun 74-Jun 75,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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To investigate the effectiveness of this methodology, operations of the S-3A copilot Integrated Control System INCOS panel, involving procedural and simple perceptual motor skills, were selected for subject matter. Computerbased training CBT materials used consisted of interactive graphic simulations of appearances and operations of the INCOS panel. One group of students studied INCOS operations with the CBT materials, while another group went through the conventional INCOS training program which involves workbook study and hands-on practice with a high fidelity simulator. Two performance posttests were administered to all students in the simulator. Results showed that CBT students completed significantly more problems and took less time on both performance posttests. There was no significant differences between the performance of the CBT group before hands-on practice with the simulator and that of the conventionally trained group after this practice. The findings suggest that practice with the simulator could be eliminated for this phase of training. It was shown that considerable savings could be made if CBT was implemented in place of the conventional training program. It was concluded that the computer-based simulation had provided training which was not degraded by the absence of hands-on practice with actual equipment and that this is methodology offers potential for low cost, part-task training. Recommendations were made for additional research into training using simulation. Author
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