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The ability of members of the Permanent Defence Forces with limited knowledge of Map Reading and Navigation (MRN) to achieve the necessary level of skill and proficiency of a MRN Instructor using eLeaming as an instructional tool.

Fitzgerald, William (2006) The ability of members of the Permanent Defence Forces with limited knowledge of Map Reading and Navigation (MRN) to achieve the necessary level of skill and proficiency of a MRN Instructor using eLeaming as an instructional tool. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Members of the Defence Forces (DF) are required to be competent in navigational skills in order to travel from one location to another. Theory lessons of the Map Reading and Navigation (MRN) instructors course are delivered in training classrooms, within 3 Brigade Training Centres (BTCs), and practical lessons are conducted and tested on external training grounds over a total of 3 week syllabus. The aim of this project is to reduce the course duration by one week through the delivery of the theory lessons using elearning, while maintaining the quality of instruction. Two courses (Instructor Led and elearning) were conducted over a two-week period consisting of 32 students from two different Defence Forces Formations. Students were required to complete a pre and post course questionnaire in order to gauge the level of knowledge prior to commencement. On completion of the two course tests (Kirkpatrick Level 2 evaluation) the number of successful students undertaking the instructor Led course was 14 (87.5%) in comparison to the eLearning class which was 16 (100%). The results gleaned from the online course were very impressive and appeared to reinforce the opinion that elearning could be used as a viable delivery method in order to meet the required standard of Map Reading and Navigation within the Defence Forces. The feedback from students also outlined the fact that eleaming would be a welcome Method of Instruction. The results of the course confirmed elearning to be just as effective in the delivery of theory lessons of the Map Reading and Navigation Instructors Course as instructor led classes, reinforcing my project solution.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
U Military Science > U Military Science (General) > Defence Forces
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Computing in Science in eLearning
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 11:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/466

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