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Tinker Air Force Base Technical Online Training System Development

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovation in Continuing Education

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

9.1309.1 - 9.1309.10

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https://peer.asee.org/13950

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Hengzhong Wen

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Kurt Gramoll

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Session 2222

Tinker Air Force Base Technical Online Training System Development

Hengzhong Wen and Kurt Gramoll

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering The University of Oklahoma

Abstract

Increased Internet connection speeds and new web development tools have greatly improved the possibilities for interactive online training. This paper discusses an online learning system (www.tinker.ou.edu) that has been developed and implemented for Tinker Air Force Base to help instruct base personnel in both environmental management and C135 aircraft maintenance. With this training available on the web, thousands of base personnel are able to take the required courses simultaneously anywhere and at anytime. The developed system includes both website management tools and over 50 lessons that cover 50 hours of training. Various unique features are incorporated into this web-based training program, such as a flexible database management system (DBMS), user tracking and 3D simulation.

This paper also presents the server system that was developed to manage the lessons and the multimedia technologies used to construct the training content. The server uses SQL Server Database and Active Server Pages to manage all courses, lessons and user information. 3D and 2D simulations, video, animation, narration, text and graphics are integrated in the training system to present the training content with the support of multimedia technologies, such as Director and Flash.

Introduction

Although face-to-face instruction is the traditional learning method, web-based education and training has grown in popularity through the world for a number of reasons including convenience, low cost and easy access to current information. Websites like www.vtc.com [1] teach software operation online with QuickTime movies. Other websites, such as www.esafetyonline.com [2] offer Online Environmental, Health and Safety Training courses in Flash format. The embedding of multimedia technologies in e-training enables the learner to be exposed to more interactivity and promotes active, not passive, learning.[3].

Tinker Air Force Base (Tinker AFB) was interested in delivering environmental management training (EM) and C135 cabin pressurization (C135) courses via Internet for a number of e- training advantages. Probably the most important reasons is the ability to train thousands of

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Wen, H., & Gramoll, K. (2004, June), Tinker Air Force Base Technical Online Training System Development Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13950

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