ERIC Number: ED230176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques for Computer-Based Training of Air Intercept Decision Making Skills. ONR Final Report. Technical Report No. 101.
Munro, Allen; And Others
Research was undertaken to develop an experimental computer-based training system and to conduct a number of experiments in dynamic skill training using the system. (Training for such tasks is distinguished from the teaching of fact systems, the training domain most heavily studied in CAI applications.) Based on the hypothesis that the attentional demands of dynamic skill simulation training require that special instructional techniques be used for training to be effective, several dynamic skill tasks were studied, and a laboratory analog to the Air Intercept Controller task was developed for experimental use. One set of experiments tested different approaches to giving the student information about performance during training, while a second set of experiments focused on the problems and potentials of the use of voice input and voice output technologies in computer-based training. The results showed that intrusive instruction is less effective for such simulation training than is non-intrusive instruction, and that current low-cost technologies for voice input/output are aproaching the acceptability threshold for this type of application. Eight references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.