Collaborative Tool for Command and Control Team Effectiveness Studies: Experimental Test of Interventions to Improve Performance in Command and Control
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO INST FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
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The Air and Space Operations Center AOC is the most complex weapons system in the United States Air Force USAF inventory Garrity, Morley, Rodriguez, Tossell, 2004. It is important for potential AOC operators to receive proper training in order to effectively accomplish the mission. This study had two goals. The first was to determine if an inexpensive, low fidelity strategy game, such as Airstrike, could be used to provide AOC familiarization training. The second was to experimentally test pathfinder network scaling methods in its ability to measure learning. Analysis of the gaming technology and SMARTboard showed that both were successful in improving team performance. Measuring knowledge structures using pathfinder was also shown to be a useful adjunct to performance-based methods of assessing training already employed.
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