ERIC Number: ED355916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Defense Workforce Training Programs.
Fletcher, J. D.; And Others
This report discusses the amount and kinds of Department of Defense (DoD) interactive courseware (ICW) programs that are candidates for transfer to the private sector. Candidates for transfer were identified through an analysis of the Defense Instructional Technology Information System (DITIS). Out of 4,644 ICW programs that have been reported to the DITIS since its inception in May 1991, 2,718 were identified as having possible utility in the private sector. Of these 2,718 programs, 591 were computer-based instruction programs that run on the MS-DOS operating system, 1,997 were computer-based instruction programs that run on the NOS operating system and were prepared using the TUTOR authoring system, and 130 were interactive videodisc programs that run on the MS-DOS operating system. Final determination of the transferability of these programs will depend on more authoritative reviews of suitability, legality, and security; reviews that must be undertaken on a case-by-case basis. The DoD has taken several initiatives to assist the private sector in transferring DoD ICW programs to the civilian workforce for training. However, a number of issues, particularly those involving the availability of resources and the establishment of responsibilities, must be resolved before comprehensive procedures for transfer can be implemented successfully. Six tables and four figures provide details about the programs and the transfer process. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Federal Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Private Sector, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Institute for Defense Analyses, 1801 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1772.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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.