Accession Number:

ADA333503

Title:

The Comparative Effectiveness of Conventional School-House Training vs. Interactive Courseware.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

This paper reports the results of a study that compared the effectiveness of the traditional school-house and an interactive multimedia system in training Repair Party Leaders. The study was conducted over a period of three months at the Repair Party Leader School, Fleet Training Center, San Diego, California. Subjects participating in the study ranged from mid-grade enlisted sailors second class petty officers to junior officers Ensign through Lieutenant Commander. Findings from three separate analyses are presented. The data analysis provides a basis for concluding that the interactive system may be an effective way to deliver training to members of the shipboard damage control organization in a manner in keeping with the Smart Ship concept. Exit level of knowledge comparisons between personnel that used the IDCTT RPL as a supplement to the standard RPL school curriculum and those that did not are examined, and final results and recommendations are provided. Recommendations for improvement of the system, as well as further research topics are also provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE