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.
Sources and Methods
Created by John Pike
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated Wednesday, November 25, 1998 6:23:45 AM