ERIC Number: ED129337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
Design of Training Aids and Devices.
Lumsdaine, Arthur A.
Training devices should be designed to provide efficient learning conditions, especially guided practice and prompt feedback. These devices can be more useful than their operational equipment counterparts because they facilitate the focusing of learner attention on particular components of a total operation, they make operations visible for study, and they provide opportunity for ample student practice within allowable budgets. Design of these devices should begin from an analysis of performance objectives, the skills needed to meet them, and the characteristics of the trainees. Various training devices are particularly suited to the teaching of identification, facts and relationships, principles, sequential or variable procedures, diagnostic or motor skills. Classroom instructors may employ visual aids to assist them in their training functions. Use of mock-ups, animated wall displays, transparencies, wall charts and films should be aimed at motivating students and maximizing their personal response to the instruction. Photographs and drawings of training devices used in aviation and electronics illustrate the report. (KB)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.
Note: Chapter two from "Human Factors Methods for System Design" edited by John D. Folley, Jr.; Archival document