Accession Number:

ADA285863

Title:

Development and Evaluation of ALEC Micro-Wand IIIe (tradename) Training

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

For todays fast-paced economy, the U.S. Army is introducing automation to replace time-consuming manual procedures. This report documents examination of potentially efficient methods for training the maintenance force at Army installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing DEHs or Directorates of Public Works DPWs in automated technology. The study examined change theory and recent views on teaching and learning, and tested the relative effectiveness of two types of instructional workbook. Each workbook provided training for the menu-based barcoding program, Automated Labor and Equipment Card Micro-Wand IIIe TM. Training based on the workbooks was offered at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Lee. At each installation one group learned from the procedural, step-by-step workbook while another group used the whole task scenario-based workbook. A post-training performance exercise assessed the subjects proficiency with the Micro-Wand IIIe TM. Subjects using the scenario- based workbook performed better on the exercise than those using the procedural workbook. Problems encountered during the study are discussed, which should be helpful to project engineers and trainers involved in technology transfer. Recommendations are made on improving Micro-Wand TM software and training, barcoded service orders, and DEHDPWs support of technology transfer of labor and equipment automation. Automated Labor and Equipment Card ALEC, Bar codes, Software, Micro-Wand

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE