ERIC Number: ED359917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Distributed Training for the Reserve Component: Instructor Handbook for Computer Conferencing.
Harbour, J.; And Others
The purpose of this handbook is to provide background and teaching recommendations for instructors who will be remotely conducting Reserve Component training using asynchronous computer conferencing techniques. The recommendations in this handbook are based on an international review of the literature in distance learning and experience gained from developing and conducting Reserve Component training. The handbook is based on a remotely conducted, distributed training model called A System for Managing Asynchronous Remote Training (SMART). The cornerstones of the SMART model are that training is asynchronous in time, computer mediated, and distributed to soldiers' homes. The SMART classroom is one in which small groups of students work together as a group by asynchronously communicating with each other and the instructor(s) using computer conferencing; lessons may be paper-based, computer-based, or audio/video-based. The handbook is divided into three sections: (1) background information on the SMART model and typical student characteristics of adults learning at home; (2) techniques for conducting SMART classroom training (e.g., group and individual learning techniques, motivational techniques); and (3) methods for troubleshooting likely course problems (e.g., computer problems, lack of progress or achievement). A companion Handbook for SMART Course Conversion and Implementation is also available. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Course Organization, Distance Education, High Risk Students, Microcomputers, Military Training, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Small Group Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst., Boise, ID.
Authoring Institution: Idaho National Engineering Lab., ID Falls.