Accession Number:

ADA218190

Title:

The Potential Benefits of Using Video Teleconferencing at AFLC/HQ to Conduct Training

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Rising costs for conducting training in support of the Air Force mission could result in compromising the readiness of personnel. With limited resources and spending priority conflicts, Air Force managers seek solutions offering reduced costs, improved productivity, and increased employee job satisfaction. Based on new technological advancements in the field of teleconferencing, and the proven benefitsresults from limited use of teleconferencing technology, a newalternative method for conducting training, teletraining using teleconferencing technology, appears to offer a partial solution to social, cultural, economic, productivity, and other organizational problems associated with fulfillingaddressing organizational training requirements. Teleconferencing can be defined as an altered communication environment where employeespersonnel are trained at a centralized site with communication taking place via electronically transferred data, images, and other graphically represented material using teleconferencing technology. Teleconferencing technology has several successes as well as failures associated with its use in government and private organizations. This study investigates the perceptions of government and private sector telecommunications professionals concerning teleconferencings applicability to teletraining in general. The quality of teletraining was compared to the quality of traditional face-to-face training environments. Mail, facsimile, and telephone interviews of knowledgeable telecommunications professionals who are considered to have expert knowledge as well as a thorough literature search were conducted. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE