ERIC Number: ED220947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for Training Technology.
Fletcher, J. D.
Lower manpower quality and increasingly sophisticated equipment are creating training problems for both industry and the military. The training technology demanded by this situation must be delivered to and available at the job site, must be designed to motivate independent use by students rather than to encourage teacher acceptance, must be relevant to the job needs, and must be intelligent enough to respond usefully to student needs. Types of new training technologies currently being considered or developed include interactive movies, surrogate travel, microtravel, virtual team trainers, automated authoring of computerized training materials, optimized instruction through efficient techniques for fostering the memorization of necessary information, low cost portable simulators, and the use of electronic libraries. Since the goal of all these approaches is to improve system performance, a novel concept of training technology has been developed. This concept involves recognizing that people are part of the systems being affected by the training; that training research should aim at improved system performance rather than at improved training; that training involves creative learning rather than passive information transfer; and that training, manpower, personnel, hardware, and other requirements of the system are interdependent in their effects on system performance. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Military Personnel, Military Training, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Training Methods, Training Objectives
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.