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Simulation-based instruction of technical skillsA rapid intelligent tutoring development system (RAPIDS) was developed to facilitate the production of interactive, real-time graphical device models for use in instructing the operation and maintenance of complex systems. The tools allowed subject matter experts to produce device models by creating instances of previously defined objects and positioning them in the emerging device model. These simulation authoring functions, as well as those associated with demonstrating procedures and functional effects on the completed model, required no previous programming experience or use of frame-based instructional languages. Three large simulations were developed in RAPIDS, each involving more than a dozen screen-sized sections. Seven small, single-view applications were developed to explore the range of applicability. Three workshops were conducted to train others in the use of the authoring tools. Participants learned to employ the authoring tools in three to four days and were able to produce small working device models on the fifth day.
Document ID
19910066401
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Towne, Douglas M. (University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Munro, Allen (Southern California, University Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Human Factors
Volume: 33
ISSN: 0018-7208
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC9-16
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-87-C-0489
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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