ERIC Number: ED263900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Use of the New Technologies in Training in Business and Industry.
Russ-Eft, Darlene F.
For this discussion, new technologies are defined as specially designed training systems based on microcomputers that incorporate high resolution color displays, special input devices for responses, laser videodiscs for storage of stimulus materials, and hard disk storage for programs and responses. Such systems have several advantages over existing training options in business and industry--e.g., reduced time needed for training--and more effective, individualized instruction results from utilizing computer based training. In addition, the computer can track, analyze, and present results quickly and meaningfully. Computer simulations provide the opportunity to present trainees with experiences that go beyond those available through textbook materials and classroom settings. However, three major issues should be considered when introducing new technologies into industrial training programs: the needs of those who will be using the system, the attitudes and reactions of trainees, and the attitudes and reactions of the trainer. A list of references completes the paper. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).