Personnel Management and Labor Relations
ACT(AIRCREW COORDINATION TRAINING)
CRM(CREW/COCKPIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT)
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AbstractThis report summarizes the objectives and outcomes of ongoing team training research and development under the guidance of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI). The Aircrew Coordination Training Enhancement (ACTE) program is an applied research project that applies experience, innovation, and technology to research the operational issue, "Can interactive multimedia courseware using web-based distribution provide the realism and relevance necessary for effective behavior-based team training and evaluation?" The report briefly describes prototype products from the first phase of research as two interactive multimedia courses of instruction with supporting training materials for usability assessment, evaluation, and validation testing by aviation units in the field. User testing and validation results indicate high levels of acceptance for both the training and performance evaluation components. Initial testing of the prototype courseware on the Army's distance learning suite supports both the web-based and instructor facilitated delivery strategies. The final prototype courseware and support materials are ready for refinements to meet certification requirements and subsequent fielding. Training effectiveness results suggest research into applying the ACTE courseware design and delivery model to accelerate the fielding of priority training systems to meet the Army's critical training needs.