ERIC Number: ED196425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Shipboard Instruction and Training Management with Computer Technology: A Pilot Application.
Dollard, John A.; And Others
To determine if computer technology could improve shipboard instruction and training, an Automated Shipboard Instruction and Management System (ASIMS) was used for computer managed instruction (CMI) about the USS GRIDLEY during 1975-76. ASIMS comprised a NOVA 1200 minicomputer with support peripherals, a Computer Integrated Instruction (CII) system in General Damage Control (GDC), and a Shipboard Training Administration System (STAS). CII GDC provided offline instruction integrated with online computer testing, diagnostics, and prescriptives. STAS provided a generalized File Management and Information Retrieval System (FMS) that facilitated control of shipboard files, records, and reports. Posttest scores indicated that graduates of the CMI course significantly outperformed groups trained under conventional shipboard methods. Results also showed that CMI is technically and operationally feasible aboard ship, and commercial, off-the-shelf minicomputer systems can support both a CMI capability and limited nontactical ADP functions. A cost-effectiveness study was beyond the scope of the project. Project and technical supports are listed, as are references. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.