ERIC Number: ED110606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Tryout of a General Purpose Simulator in an Air National Guard Training Environment. Interim Report, June 1974-August 1974.
Spangenberg, Ronald W.
An evaluation of the usability, effectiveness, and acceptance in a job environment was performed on a general purpose simulator using a simulation of a radar system. General purpose simulators permit sharing of a programable capacity among simulations, thus providing economical hands-on training and training not usually economically available by other means. Training and exercises in malfunction isolation were given Air National Guard personnel. Data obtained using questionnaires, a performance test, and interviews indicated that the simulation was usable, effective, and acceptable. Detailed information concerning: (1) the experience of the personnel receiving training, (2) learning and learning potential, (3) an evaluation of training potential by qualified personnel, and (4) attitudes and acceptance by field personnel was obtained and is reported. The goals of the training program were achieved to a satisfactory level. Actual performance scores also indicated training goal achievement. The pre- and posttest questionnaires are appended. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.