Accession Number:

ADA496152

Title:

The Daily Knowledge "Vitamin": A Development Guide

Descriptive Note:

Research publication no. 7

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO INST FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

In October 2000, a two-week pilot study was conducted to test an innovative methodology to keep Department of Defense linguists language skills current. The program provided brief, email-delivered, daily language lessons, or vitamins, while also encouraging linguists to build an interactive, supportive professional community. The study demonstrated the feasibility of the lesson delivery system and the potential of networking linguists into an online community through a listserv. The successful effort, in terms of motivation and self reported language improvement, resulted in IITA Research Publication No. 5, Language Maintenance At a Distance The Daily Russian Vitamin, published in April 2001. This report is a follow-on intended to support development of a similar program. It provides a theoretical foundation for Daily Knowledge Vitamins, which can be developed for any discipline where knowledge maintenance is crucial. The report utilizes a basic but customized instructional systems design, or ISD, approach and includes a series of considerations that will aid in building

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE