ERIC Number: ED226222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Job Training Materials Based on Three Format Models: A Field Evaluation.
Hamel, Cheryl J.; And Others
A study assessed the training effectiveness of instructional materials designed in accordance with three format models for (1) recalling facts about equipment, (2) applying rules and regulations, and (3) classifying objects and signals. Three types of self-paced instructional materials were compared: learning aids, programmed instruction, and traditional text. The evaluation was conducted at the Quartermaster School, Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida. The materials provided information and skill development related to navigational lights, one part of the International Rules of the Road. Results showed that training conducted with materials designed according to the learning aids format produces better student performance than training with programmed or traditional instructional materials. Students using learning aids spent more time studying. Effective techniques common to the format models were division of material into small, easily learned blocks; use of illustrations; distributed practice through exercises, self-tests, and directions for remediation at appropriate points; and immediate feedback on student responses. (Appendixes include data tables and excerpts from instructional materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Autoinstructional Aids, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Job Training, Military Training, Navigation, Pacing, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instruction, Technical Education, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.