Performance Support Technology to Assess Training Effectiveness: Functional and Test-Bed Requirements
Interim rept. Jul 1990-Jun 1991
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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For this report, we analyzed Training and Document Command TRADOC documents to determine what portions might be included in a performance support technology system for training development. The focus of this review was on the performance evaluation of the design phase of the Systems Approach to Training SAT and its automated version ASAT. The review showed that a combination of procedural guide i.e., job aid, tutorial, and test production tools could help implement TRADOC policy. A preliminary review of the job aid literature, however, indicated many gaps in our knowledge about how to design and combine performance support tools, Nonetheless, it provided some concrete ideas of how to design effective performance support technologies PST. We used these ideas to build a demonstration, computerized job aidtutorial for constructing military occupational specialty Self Development Tests SDTs. Content for the demonstration product was derived from the SDT Writers Workshop at the Quartermaster School. A hard copy version of the demonstration is included as Appendix J. Testing Job aids Training automation Instructional design Performance support technology Training development Criterion-referenced testing evaluation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software