ERIC Number: ED129338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Self-Tutoring Approach Applied to Pilot Training.
Hatch, Richard S.
One of the critical aspects of the pilot's job is the requirement for accurate and ready recall of a large body of flight information. The effectiveness of a voluntary self-tutoring device to facilitate information acquisition and retention was examined. The device was a card machine which presented and scored responses to multiple choice information questions. Two matched groups of Air Force pilots were pretested on their knowledge of instrument flying information. The device was then installed in the crew lounge of one of the groups. No device was available to the other group. After a two month period both groups were posttested. Despite the fact that minimal exposure to the machine occurred, players improved significantly on the criterion tests while non-players did not improve. Factors pertinent to the interpretation of the results and implications for further research are discussed. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Note: Archival document