Accession Number:

ADP003452

Title:

On-Line Task Analyses in Maintenance Simulation,

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DENVER RESEARCH INST CO

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Report Date:

1983-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Human Resources Laboratory is currently sponsoring a project to investigate the costs and benefits of interactive, computer-based simulation in support of avionics maintenance training, utilizing a video disc picture data base to represent the actual equipment. The focus is on simulations which support the development of project is the use of on-line task analyses. An on-line task analysis is defined as a computer-resident data base representing the set of goals and actions employed in accomplishing a task. Goals are divided into subgoals or actions, serving to decompose the troubleshooting problem into simpler problems. Actions involve direct manipulation of equipment. On-line task analyses may be useful in the development and delivery of quality, cost-effective maintenance simulations. Four benefits of on-line task analyses and a methodology for the development of these analyses are presented. The associated potential training effectiveness gains and cost savings are currently being tested empirically. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE