ERIC Number: ED167844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Self-Directed Learning to Meet Job Performance Requirements. Final Report.
Munro, Allen; Towne, Douglas M.
Over a two-year period, research was conducted primarily in two areas of cognitive strategies for on-the-job training (OJT). The first area was the development and testing of a computer-based training system to improve selectivity in text processing in order to improve performance during OJT. The second area was the exploration of text-type effects on learning from text. Preliminary results from this research suggest that learning from text may be measurably improved through the application of text processing techniques appropriate to the type of text being read. In addition to producing computer programs for training in selective text processing, the research staff also produced four technical reports, two chapters in books, and three papers for professional meetings. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Assisted Instruction, Difficulty Level, Educational Research, Equipment Maintenance, Independent Study, Information Dissemination, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Memory, Methods Research, Military Personnel, On the Job Training, Program Evaluation, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Research Reports, Selection, Task Performance
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.; Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.