New directions in training
The rapid rate of technological change both poses a challenge to trainers and offers technological tools to meet the challenge. Educational technology is to be understood broadly as a set of tools for the design of effective education. Essential steps in establishing a training programme are the identification of training objectives, design of the learning situation and evaluation/improvement of the training. Training methods (large group, small group, individual) should be distinguished from the media used (human, real, video, audio, computer, print). A shift to individual learning is taking place and appropriate media with computer support, hinging around the programmed instruction concept is a recommended approach. Mixed media packages are considered the best. A future technology with much potential for training is the computer-controlled videodisc. Open and distance learning employing individualized learning methods should be used by CADCAM suppliers since this form of training is most convenient for the user.
KeywordsEducational Technology Distance Learning Teaching Machine Training Objective Computer Training
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