ERIC Number: ED144589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Microfiche as an Instructional Medium in a Technical Training Environment.
Rizzo, William A.
This report concludes the second phase of a four-phase study concerning the application of the microfiche medium for onboard training. This study compared the efficiency of using microfiche versus traditional paper copy for training. Thirty experimental trainees completed the curriculum using training modules republished as microfiche. The school performance of these trainees was compared to a control group using existing modules printed by offset copy. There was no significant difference in performance between the two groups. For both groups, performance was directly related to aptitude. However, low aptitude trainees using microfiche required significantly more time to complete the curriculum than the control sub-group. The tabulation of posttraining interview responses indicated no notable user complaints regarding the use of microfiche. Costs associated with using microfiche versus paper copy for training were compared under existing and hypothetical configurations. The two major factors affecting cost were time to complete training and the consumption rate of instructional materials. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.
Note: For related document, see IR 004 887