Accession Number:

ADA280895

Title:

Florida Teletraining Project.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO INST FOR SIMULATION AND TRAINING

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

The need for increased training has prompted the military services, industry and academia to research several different distance education strategies i.e. courses of instruction packaged for delivery at remote locations, including video teletraining VTT. Since RC personnel are only available for an equivalent of 48 training days a year, less expensive, more accessible training methods must be found for reclassifying RC personnel in their occupational specialties. The purpose of the research effort was to assess the feasibility of using two year community colleges to offer military course to RC and active component personnel using a two way audio and video teletraining system. Five courses were reconfigured for delivery on the US Army Teletraining Network TNET. Three US Army Reserve Component Configured Courses RC courses and two US Navy special topics courses were presented during a four month period in late 1992 and early 1993. The courses were evaluated on the basis of student performance on standard military proficiency tests and 40 other data gathering instruments. The research demonstrated that VTT is a reliable and effective means for delivering training to military personnel. The VTT approach appears to be acceptable to both students and instructors. Community colleges effectively developed and delivered occupational training to the military.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE