ERIC Number: ED373713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Effects of Knowledge Representation during Computer-Based Training of Console Operation Skill.
Farquhar, John D.; Regian, J. Wesley
Console-operation skill is procedural knowledge of control panel actions. The console operator must select appropriate sequences of steps (e.g., setting dials, pressing buttons, etc.) as mandated by desired goals and subgoals. A computer-based training (CBT) environment can simulate an environment where knowledge acquisition is efficiently and effectively achieved. In the training of console-operation skill, a CBT environment can simulate control-panel responses and device actions while providing instructional support. The instructional support delivered during practice consists of a set of intervention strategies. This paper discusses an ongoing investigation of CBT approaches in the acquisition of console-operation skill. Two variables of the intervention include the content of feedback and the timing of feedback. Preliminary results from a laboratory experiment suggest that feedback which elaborates on the goal structure of the console-operation skill is more effective than feedback that simply corrects errors. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.