ERIC Number: ED058378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Training-Related Utilizations of Television.
Hansing, Ruth A.; Matlock, Eugene W.
This report provides a broad survey of the current state of television training technology in civilian and military situations, including detailed information concerning a variety of specific applications at local Navy training facilities in the San Diego area. The relative effectiveness of the existing conventional and unique utilizations of television is studied, and recommendations are made regarding the feasibility of applying existing systems to other Navy contexts or to developing modified or innovative systems. The research information presented includes data pertaining to specific equipment types, personnel requirements, and cost and training factors associated with typical television systems. The effectiveness of television as a potent and diversified training tool is confirmed in a wide variety of research findings and demonstrated in a broad range of operational training situations. The most prevalent training use of television is simply as a device to present filmed instruction in a classroom. The more effective utilizations of television, however, appear to be those applications which capitalize on the unique capabilities of the medium, such as in providing immediate performance feedback or in supplying visually programed task direction. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.