ERIC Number: ED355913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of DoD Job Skill Enhancement Programs.
Fletcher, J. D.; And Others
In response to Congressional direction, an assessment was undertaken of programs developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) that can be made available to civilian organizations to provide immediate support and assistance to upgrade skills for better civilian employment opportunities. The assessment focuses on interactive courseware programs and their transfer to non-DoD activities. Several initiatives have been undertaken by the DoD to effect this transfer, but three sets of issues remain to be resolved: (1) specific civilian instructional requirements must be articulated; (2) methods must be developed to overcome fundamental differences between instructional materials that support the warfighting missions of the DoD and the instructional needs of non-DoD activities; and (3) resources and responsibilities in non-DoD activities must be allocated for determining civilian requirements, modifying instructional content, reprogramming, marketing, and producing, warehousing, and distributing materials. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Job Skills, Job Training, Learner Controlled Instruction, Online Systems, Private Sector, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Technology Transfer
Institute for Defense Analyses, 1801 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1772.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (DOD), Alexandria, VA. American Forces Information Service.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.