Evaluation of a Celestial Navigation Refresher Course Delivered by Videoteletraining.
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The use of videoteletraining WIT to deliver a Celestial Navigation course was evaluated. Three treatment groups were compared with a total of 279 students 1 traditional classrooms 2 VTF local classrooms with an instructor and students, and 3 VIT remote classrooms where students were connected to the local classroom by a two-way audio and video VTT system. Student performance on homework during the week was similar among groups, VIT remote students were slightly lower than local students on a final examination, but similar numbers of students passed the course. An interaction tally of instructor and student questions showed slightly fewer interactions per hour for VIT remote sites than for the local site where there were more students. However, there was no disadvantage for VIT remote students when examined on a per student per hour basis. Responses on a student questionnaire were generally positive and remote site students responded only slightly less favorably than local site students. Remote students were more favorable toward the use of a picture-in-picture display showing both an instructor and visuals during lengthy periods when the instructor would nonitally have been off screen. The evaluation showed that delivery of the course by videoteletraining has been successful and can be expanded to other sites in order to reduce travel costs.
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