ICW Development - Preliminary Considerations
The goal of ICW training is to provide cost effective, realistic, and
performance-based training in a variety of learning environments
(i.e., shipboard, remote SAR units, etc.). To reach this goal, at a
minimum, the following elements are recommended:
A user-friendly interface and consistent lesson structure.
"Bite-sized" instructional blocks to provide meaningful
Rapid exit from the course with "bookmarking" restart
Extensive use of help routines and remediation.
Use of diagnostic pretests to determine prior knowledge
Individualized, tailored instruction (i.e., based upon pretest
Confirmation of learning by using a progress check and/or
Provisions for easy review of selected portions of the
lessons once the user has completed the mandatory
Post-tests should identify user weaknesses based on
Hardware and software for both the user and developer
that can support the ICW program.