ERIC Number: ED070271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Staff Study on Cost and Training Effectiveness of Proposed Training Systems. TAEG Report 1.
Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.
A study began the development and initial testing of a method for predicting cost and training effectiveness of proposed training programs. A prototype Training Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness Prediction (TECEP) model was developed and tested. The model was a method for optimization of training media allocation on the basis of fixed training effectiveness and minimum cost. To test its feasibility, this model was applied to the TA-4 aircraft training system. A training analysis of the TA-4 training program was conducted to determine possible media substitutions. In conjunction with A-4 pilots, a mix of training media was selected for each task from possible media alternatives, such as classroom, cockpit procedures training, aircraft plus instructor, and actual carrier landing. Substitutions which the computer would be permitted to make among the various media were determined. Cost factors were developed for the TA-4 aircraft and training media. A comparison of costs between the existing system and the system developed chosen by the linear system showed the model was feasible and saved money. Further development and refinement of the model are discussed. (Author/JK)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.