ERIC Number: ED253211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Graphics Simulator: Design, Development, and Effectiveness/Cost Evaluation. Final Report.
Pieper, William J.; And Others
This study was initiated to design, develop, implement, and evaluate a videodisc-based simulator system, the Interactive Graphics Simulator (IGS) for 6883 Converter Flight Control Test Station training at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. The simulator provided a means for performing task analysis online, developing simulations from the task database, presenting simulations to students, and adapting the presentation of simulations to the level of student achievement. Simulation lessonware covered both procedural equipment operation and troubleshooting activities. A comparative study was performed with 22 students using the actual equipment trainer during training and 21 students using the IGS. Student performance was assessed using a battery of tests designed to measure troubleshooting ability, equipment operational procedures performance, and field assignment readiness. These scores were supplemented with conventional end-of-block test results and student attitudinal data. Although the IGS-trained students performed significantly better on the troubleshooting test, no other significant performance differences were found. Student attitudes toward the IGS were favorable, and the system operated extremely well in a standard classroom environment. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Essex Corp., Denver, CO.