Advanced On-the-Job Training Systems (AOTS) Performance Study
Final technical paper Aug 1985-Dec 1990
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Computer-Based Training CBT was found to be useful for improving Air Force personnel knowledge and performance on maintenance tasks. CBT modules, involving Computer-Assisted Instruction and Interactive Video, were developed by the Advanced On-the-job Training System AOTS subject-matter experts for seven maintenance tasks four modules for Aircraft Maintenance Unit AMU and three for Jet Engine Mechanic JEM. Treatment and control groups were composed of AMU or JEM personnel and certified on the identified maintenance tasks. After reviewing the CBT within their specialty, treatment group subjects were compared with the control groups on knowledge and performance evaluations. The treatment groups scored significantly higher on five of the seven knowledge tests. In addition, the treatment groups scored significantly better on two of the seven performance tests, but scored at a comparable level with the control groups on the remaining performance tests. These findings reveal that CBT not only improves task knowledge but also has a slight bolstering effect on performance of maintenance tasks. Additional results from interviews with treatment subjects add to the efficacy of this technology in the operational setting.
- Humanities and History
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations