TYPES OF COMPUTER BASED TRAINING:-
PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION - Programmed instruction is a type of self-paced learning. This means that the trainee can move forward or linger on a topic as quickly or slowly as she needs in order to learn the material. The trainer (or learner) must complete various activities along the way that will document whether he has learned the material. For example, the learner takes a quiz, posts information to a discussion board, interacts with other learners, etc. The trainee is lead systematically through new information in a way that facilitates the most efficient learning.
INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEMS - This is fairly similar to programmed instruction, but it is much better! In this case, the software is very smart, and “learns” about the trainee as he moves through the training. The software begins to recognize the types of mistakes a trainee makes, and automatically determines why each mistake is made. Then the software creates a customized learning strategy to help him overcome his problem. The software actually changes the way the training is delivered to the trainee to help him learn. In addition to generating instruction that matches the trainee’s individual needs and communicating and responding to the trainee’s questions, an intelligent tutoring system actually learns from the trainee’s responses what approach to take in teaching the trainee.
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA TRAINING - Interactive Multimedia (IM) training incorporates text, video, graphics, photos, animation, and sound into the training. In some respects, it is similar to simulations as it attempts to recreate actual situation similar to on-the-job tasks. This type of training is becoming more popular as technology has become easier to customize to this kind of application. It provides stimulus to more of the human’s five senses, thus creating a better learning environment than our plain ol’ Webcourses.
VIRTUAL REALITY - Military was probably the first industry to invest in developing the technology. It was less expensive to train a pilot to fly a billion dollar airplane in a virtual reality simulator. In the UCF Research Park, companies that are involved in developing such software for a multitude of uses:- * NASA-train astronaut to mars
* Florida Hospital- Using Computer-based Simulation for Pediatric Pain Management Education. There...