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ERIC Number: ED070309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 171
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Factors Leading to the Acceptance or Rejection of Training Devices.
Mackie, Robert R.; And Others
The use and acceptance by Navy personnel of sixteen major training devices were studied in relation to: situational factors affecting training; simulation characteristics of the trainer; instructional characteristics of the trainers; reliability of the trainers; formal and informal communications regarding trainer capabilities, and level of experience of the users in the systems simulated by the trainers. The participants included students, instructors, administrative, and maintenance personnel. An acceptance profiling technique was developed that appeared to be highly diagnostic of the reasons for acceptance or rejection of particular trainers. It was evident that both highly accepted and seriously rejected trainers were represented in the sample. Methods for increasing trainer acceptance were outlined in terms of improvement in specific areas of simulation; improved software; greater qualifications for instructors; improved evaluations of performance; and improved understanding of the purpose, capabilities, and limitations of trainers by the users. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.