ERIC Number: ED053292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Training Program and Job Aids for Maintenance of Electronic Communication Equipment.
Gebhard, Richard M.
The objective of this research was to develop and evaluate methods for producing training programs and job supports for Signal Corps Electronic Repairmen. The rationale for this study was: (1) identification of specific tasks is vital to effective training, (2) the decision-making function is critical, (3) it is possible to construct job aids and training which will allow the repairman to rely primarily on the decision-making mechanism of identification, and (4) troubleshooting information can be separated for storage in a job aid or in the individual. An analysis of existing electronic communication equipment was conducted, then the information was placed in job aids and used to develop a training program. The course was developed for 420 academic hours as compared to the standard of 856 hours for the conventional course. After 22 hours of testing over a 6-day period, it was concluded that there was no significant difference between the two groups and that the training and job aids provide an effective program method. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.