Accession Number:

ADA239604

Title:

A Review of New Training Technology at the U.S. Army Signal School

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 88-Dec 89,

Corporate Author:

CAE-LINK CORP ALEXANDRIA VA ALLEN DIV

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The Signal School and the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI Fort Gordon field Unit surveyed and assessed training technology both within and outside of the Signal School. Interviews with managers and instructional staff at the school were followed by training technology questionnaires completed by representatives of all of the schools training departments. The result showed that the majority of the Signal Schools new training technology is delivered with interactive videodisc. Full scope simulators, procedural trainers, and computer controlled basic electricityelectronics test benches are also used. New training technology alternatives, not currently at the Signal School, were reviewed by ARI and a contractor team. The majority of systems reviewed used artificial intelligence techniques to deliver intelligent tutoring systems ITS. Most of the ITS identified were in a transitional stage of development. Reviewers gave particular attention to systems likely to be compatible with Electronic Information Delivery System EIDS, which is readily available in the Army training environment. During the final stage of research, ARI conducted a training technology workshop for Signal School management. The workshop reported the current status of and plans for future development and use of new technology training at the Signal School.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE