DEVELOPING PROGRAMMED LEARNING COURSES FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION TRAINING

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PROGRAMMED LEARNING AND THE WAY THEY LEND THEMSELVES TO THE AREA OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION TRAINING ARE DESCRIBED. THE PURPOSES OF THIS PAPER ARE (1) TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFICIENCY OF PROGRAMMED LEARNING, (2) TO DESCRIBE THE LIMITS OF POTENTIAL OF THIS TEACHING PROCESS, AND (3) TO SHOW THE NEED FOR MANAGEMENT, UNDERSTANDING, AND INVOLVEMENT IN ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. MORE PROGRAMMED LEARNING EFFORTS FAIL DURING THEIR ADMINISTRATION THAN IN ANY OTHER STAGE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. SOME EFFORTS FAIL FOR NATURAL REASONS: A POOR PROGRAM. FOR THE MOST PART, HOWEVER, THE MAJORITY OF THE EFFORTS FAIL BECAUSE MANAGEMENT COULD NOT OR DID NOT SEE WHAT PROGRAMMING REALLY INVOLVED. THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS HAS DEVELOPED SEVERAL PROGRAMMED COURSES, THE USE OF WHICH HAS PROVEN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL. AS A RESULT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS TRAINING DEVICE, 90-PLUS PERCENT OF ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR TRAINEES RECEIVE TRAINING IN MATHEMATICS, PLAN READING, SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS, AND FUNDAMENTALS OF LEVELING WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Department of Econimics, Finance and Administration; Department of Urban Transportation Planning; and Department of Maintenance and presented at the 48th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Miller, Alfred L
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 47-58
  • Monograph Title: Manpower planning and personnel training
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  • Accession Number: 00200730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM