Accession Number:

ADA181032

Title:

Target Acquisition and Analysis Training System: Comparison of Two Training Media Using the Basic Combat Vehicle Identification (CVI) Training Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Jul 1985

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1987-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The Basic Combat Vehicle Identification CVI Training Program GTRA 17-2-9 currently in use by the Army is an effective training program, which uses the Kodak Carousel 35 mm slide projector system, a system available to the lowest-echelon Army unit. The system has many disadvantages, however, and these motivated research to develop and test an alternative system using audio filmstrips. Soldiers were trained on both the filmstrip and the slide systems. The result was that soldiers identified significantly more combat vehicles after one training period with the filmstrip system than after one training period with the slide system. After a second training period, soldiers who received the filmstrip first and the slide system second showed no significant performance change, but the soldiers who saw the slide system first and then saw the filmstrip showed a significant improvement in performance. User evaluation by all ranks E1 to E6 after training on each system resulted in the audio filmstrip being rated significantly higher than the slide system for ease of instructor use e.g. mobility, classroom set-up, and instructor preparation, and in terms of pupil satisfaction margin when stating which medium they would prefer for future training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE