ERIC Number: ED327733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-13
Reference Count: N/A
Inland Waters Night Lighting Configurations: A Navigation Rules Course for Coast Guard Auxiliarists.
Griffiths, Gregory Peter
A project developed a training program to teach boaters to recognize and interpret properly the lights of other vessels in nighttime or other reduced visibility conditions in the inland waters of the United States. The project followed the Instructional Systems Design model in the development of the course. The target population were members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary interested in participating in surface operations. The training was required by a rewriting of the navigation rules promulgated by the Inland Navigation Rules Act of 1980. The Coast Guard Auxiliarists were trained to recognize the individual components that make up the entire lighting configuration of a vessel and interpret that information. The goal was not merely to memorize 50 or more different lighting configurations, but to be able to analyze the information and develop the overall situation. The instructional method was a guided discussion augmented with models and an application game. All participants passed posttests. (Project documents, including objectives, a study guide, diagrams of lighting configurations, and pretests-posttests, as well as 30 references are included in the report.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Coast Guard; Instructional Systems Development
Note: M.S. Thesis, New York Institute of Technology.