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ADAPTIT: Tools for training design and evaluation


This article describes a set of computerized tools that support the design and evaluation of competency-based training programs. The training of complex skills such as air traffic control and process control requires a competency-based approach that focuses on the integration and coordination of constituent skills and transfer of learning. At the heart of the training are authentic whole-task practice situations. The instructional design tools are based on van Merriënboer's 4C/ID* methodology (1997). The article describes a training design tool (Core) that supports the analysis and design for competency-based training programs and an evaluation tool (Eval) that supports the subsequent revision of this training design.

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Correspondence to Marcel B. M. de Croock.

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The work presented in this article was carried out within the ADAPTIT project. This project is sponsored by the European Commission under contract IST-1999-11740.

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de Croock, M.B.M., Paas, F., Schlandbusch, H. et al. ADAPTIT: Tools for training design and evaluation. ETR&D 50, 47–58 (2002).

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  • Cognitive Load
  • Learning Task
  • Instructional Design
  • Complex Skill
  • Instructional Design Model