Accession Number:

ADA229167

Title:

Distributed Training for the Reserve Component: Instructor Handbook for Computer Conferencing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1986-Aug 1989

Corporate Author:

IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LAB IDAHO FALLS

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

This handbook provides background and teaching recommendations for instructors who will conduct Reserve Component RC training using asynchronous computer conferencing techniques. The recommendations are based on 1 an international review of the literature in distance learning and 2 experience gained from developing and conducting RC training. The handbook is based on a model of remotely conducted distributed training called a System for Managing Asynchronous Remote Training SMART. The cornerstones of the model are that training is asynchronous, computer-mediated, and distributed to soldiers homes. Students work together as a group by asynchronously communicating with each other and the instructors using computer conferencing lessons may be paper- based, computer-based, or audiovideo-based. The handbook is divided into three sections 1 background information on the SMART model and the typical characteristics of adults learning at home 2 techniques for conducting SMART classroom training e.g., group and individual learning techniques, motivational techniques 3 method for troubleshooting likely course problems e.g., computer problems, lack of progress or achievement. A companion Handbook for SMART Course Conversion and Implementation is also available. Keywords Textbooks, Handbooks, Information transfer, Instructors, Computer networks, ConferencingCommunications.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE