Interactive Training Tool (ITT)
The ITT is a computer-based training tool designed for formal classroom or exportable, self-paced, on-the-job training of imagery analysts. The ITT is currently deployed worldwide at 33 Army, Air Force and Joint sites. The courseware, developed for military applications, consists of more than 7,000 images with reference materials on over 1,000 objects relating to radar, optical, and infrared imagery. Three classrooms with 60 workstations have been installed at the U.S. Army Intelligence Training Center at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Students process at their own pace and their progress can be monitored for remediation. The tool facilitates rapid updating of training materials and codifies the knowledge of subject matter experts. Students find the interactive features of ITT both entertaining and stimulating.
Student - Training lessons are based on annotated imagery with multiple choice icons supported by extensive help files in the form of image, graphic, and text-based reference materials. Student ITT system familarization and operation orientation takes about 1 hour. Student progress is recorded for instructor monitoring and evaluation. Testing and preservation of student scores are available for skill qualification and training records.
ITT Instruction - Instructors can set privileges that are different from student privileges. The system permits individuals with instructor privileges to load lessons, monitor activity, and control data access. Imagery and collateral support data sets are input by the instructor. Instructors have the capability to load and store data, slice and manipulate imagery, and build help files. Instructors can monitor student progress and can record the preserved individual student test scores.
Courseware Authoring - Instructors can use ITT workstations and additional computer peripherals to build imagery training courses. Authoring requires no programming experience. Government authoring of courseware is becoming an important method of increasing the available ITT course resources. Support is being negotiated for contractor provided training for courseware authoring. Once a year there will be a one-week course sponsored by ASPO and hosted at the contractor facility. Personnel will be selected to attend based upon their potential to generate ITT courseware that will have utility at all ITT sites.
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