Characteristics of Navy Training Courses and Potential for Computer Support
Technical rept. 1983-1986
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A survey of 135 Navy training course managers was conducted to determine the instructional delivery and course management techniques currently used in Navy technical schools and to assess how appropriate and acceptable microcomputer support would be in these areas. The results suggest using computers for scheduling, student tracking, and record keeping. Course managers and instructors showed great interest in using computers to make their work easier. Use of computers for stable high-volume student testing situations should be encouraged for both test administration and scoringrecordingtracking functions. In some laboratory situations, computer based instruction CBI in the form of ancillary trainers would allow better utilization of student and instructor time when access to actual equipment or high cost training devices is limited. Many student entering skills e.g., reading, mathematics, technical vocabulary can be supplemented with commonly available CBI. Learning objectives involving drill and practice, simulation, remembering facts, and use of procedural steps occur frequently in Navy training programs, and they are particulary amenable to CBI.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software