Accession Number:

ADA167027

Title:

Videodisc Interpersonal Skills Training and Assessment (VISTA). Volume 3. Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1980-Mar 1983

Corporate Author:

LITTON MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV FORT BENNING GA

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

573.0

Abstract:

The VISTA project was initiated to use computer-assisted training videodisc technology to reduce high training costs associated with junior officer leadership skills training. Historically the major problem was simulating subordinates as they would probably respond in a given leadership situation assessment center simulations and role playing could train leadership skills but not without high personnel costs due to numbers of counselors and role players required. This research included topic analysis, hardware selection, software development, scenario writing, studio production, editing, and videodisc mastering. Final evaluation of the videodiscs produced included the administration of two tests, a tests designed to measure the acquisition of leadership skills and a subjective preference test designed to measure user acceptance. Nine highly interactive videodisc training scenarios covering 20 leadership problems were produced. Overall evaluation results indicated a VISTA superiority followed by role playing and programmed text, with the majority of students indicating that a combination videodisc and role playing would be optimal for leadership training. This volume includes scenarios on Verbal abuse Taking charge -- meeting the platoon sergeant, and meeting the NCOs and the platoon Performance counseling and Personal crises -- emergency leave and suicide threat.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE