Study of Online Instruction Methodologies for the DTIC Training Program.
Final study rept. Sep 80-Mar 81,
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC
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This report presents results of a study of various instruction methods currently in use to teach people how to access and search computer-stored bibliographic-type databases in an online mode. The study was performed to provide DTIC management with information about practices and experiences for DTIC use in reaching decisions about its future course of action with respect to educating clientele in DTICs access system and online databases. Programs of the following organizations were selected for examination Lockheed Information Retrieval Service LIRS 2 programs University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship Information Management GSLIM National Library of Medicine NLM University of Dayton Research Institute UDRI University of Pittsburgh On-Line Training Center Pitt House Information Systems H.I.S. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress CRS and Defense Technical Information Center DTIC. The instruction programs were analyzed and compared in four major areas purposive documentation goals, objectives criteria education program components, duration, availability, location, participants resources human, equipment, facilities, instruction materials and evaluationfeedback mechanisms instruments, tests, follow-ups, user groups.
- Information Science
- Humanities and History
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems