TRANSFER OF TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER AVIATION TRAINING DEVICE

The effectiveness of personal computer aviation training devices (PCATDs) has received only limited testing. In the experiment reported in this paper, a commercially available PCATD was evaluated for its transfer effectiveness in teaching instrument flight skills. Students from beginning and advanced instrument courses at the University of Illinois were trained in criteria of the PCATD on a wide range of tasks and were then retrained in criteria of the aircraft on the same tasks. Other students were trained in the same tasks only in the aircraft. Comparisons of trials to criteria in the aircraft for the 2 groups, their times to complete each flight lesson in the aircraft, and their course completion times were used to assess the training effectiveness of the PCATD. Transfer savings were generally positive and substantial when new tasks were introduced but low when tasks already learned in previous lessons were reviewed. A comparison of course completion times showed savings of 3.9 hr in the aircraft for the PCATD group compared to the control group.

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    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Taylor, H L
    • Lintern, G
    • Hulin, C L
    • Talleur, D A
    • Emanuel Jr, T W
    • Phillips, S I
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2000 12:00AM