The Use of Videoteletraining to Deliver Hands-on Training: Concept Test and Evaluation
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of the work was to test the feasibility of using videoteletraining VTT to deliver hands-on training. This objective was addressed by determining the effects upon dependent variables of student participation in 1 live versus VTT instruction and 2 two alternative laboratory strategies. VTT was effective for lecture, discussion, and hands-on demonstration portions of training as indicated by the final examination, student course evaluation, and observations. VTT classroom design was successful and may serve as a model for others. The most difficult aspect of hands-on VTT is the laboratory, during which the instructor typically works closely with students to demonstrate procedures, supervise, assure safety, and certify student performance. Two different strategies for handling remote laboratories were tried during the study 1 having students view videotapes of laboratory procedures of participating in a laboratory and 2 having a facilitator conduct the laboratories off-line. Students who observed videotapes instead of participating in a laboratory took longer to perform on all performance test tasks and performed less accurately on two out of the tasks. The second laboratory strategy was more successful. Observations indicated that the learning processes occurring in laboratories were very similar to those of traditional live laboratories.
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