Accession Number:

ADA285959

Title:

The Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) System: A Formative Evaluation in the Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator (AW) Class 'A' School

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1993-Mar 1994

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The IMAT is an innovative computer-based instructional approach developed to teach complex cognitive concepts and skills. When it was introduced into the Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare A School the curriculum was revised to accommodate the added instructional capabilities. ne instructional design, motivational characteristics, and comparative effectiveness of the revised Acoustical Oceanography lesson of the new curriculum were evaluated. The results revealed few serious problems or deficiencies. The only major problem for the IMAT course was a high number of untested usecognitive performance objectives. This was the result of the application of standard testing procedures by the AW A School and was not a product of the IMAT design and development process. The motivational analysis showed high positive scores for the IMAT instruction compared to similar scientific content. The IMAT course and previous course did not differ on comparable test items, however, the test items that could be compared did not focus on cognitive concepts and skins. Oceanography, Evaluation, Motivation.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE