ERIC Number: ED058740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Automated Instructional Monitors for Complex Operational Tasks. Final Report.
A computer-based instructional system is described which incorporates diagnosis of students difficulties in acquiring complex concepts and skills. A computer automatically generated a simulated display. It then monitored and analyzed a student's work in the performance of assigned training tasks. Two major tasks were studied. The first, maintaining an aircraft in a holding pattern solely through instrument indicators, involved perceptual motor skills. A monitor system for this task was implemented and used with both new and experienced pilots. The second task area involved the acquisition of those perceptual skills essential to ship maneuvering and collision avoidance. A graduated sequence of course estimation problems presented on a screen permitted both the gradual acquisition of skills and isolation of conspicuous learning difficulties. On the basis of the latter studies, a framework was constructed for detecting those deeper underlying difficulties which show up in more complex and realistic maneuvering situations. Implications for the development of improved methods of behavior modification and their incorporation in training programs are discussed. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.