ERIC Number: ED070272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Analysis of the Transfer of Training, Substitution, and Fidelity of Simulation of Training Equipment. TAEG Report 2.
Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.
This report summarizes, evaluates, and synthesizes the data on the training value of training devices. The report discusses the issues of substitution of some operational training time by training devices and the relationship between training effectiveness and cost (fidelity of simulation). These general conclusions were made: 1) Experiments reveal that substantial amounts of flight time can be substituted for by simulator time; 2) Most experimental work has been done on simple aircraft and trainers; 3) Different kinds of flight tasks have different transfer effects; 4) The level of simulation and kind of trainer importantly influence transfer; 5) Careful specification of both trainer and operational tasks is necessary if transfer is to occur; 6) Motion of particular kinds affects trainee performance and transfer; 7) Addition of motion and visual displays increases fidelity requirements; 8) How a device is used may influence learning and transfer to a greater degree than trainer design; 9) Differences between training and operational equipment are necessary to exploit training technology; 10) A precise specification of tasks and measures of operational transfer tasks is vital to effectiveness evaluation. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.