Transfer of Learning Effectiveness: PC-Based Flight Simulation

Gustavo Oritz
1993 Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research  
sixty college students with no previous flight experience performed a designated aircraft maneuver so transfer of learning between a computer-based training device (CBTD) and an aircraft could be analyzed. Thirty of the subjects were trained in a CBTD before flying; the remaining 30 were taken directly to the aircraft. This study demonstrated a positive transfer of learning between the CBTD and the aircraft: CBTD-trained students took an average of 12 minutes, while the others took 20 minutes
more » ... s took 20 minutes to complete the maneuver. The result was at-value of 5.11 which exceeded the criticall of 2.0, and the transfer of effectiveness ratio formula revealed a 48percent transfer oflearning. Further research is recommended to determine the role of CBTDs in the training ofpilots.
doi:10.15394/jaaer.1993.1097 fatcat:vco4nz7n3zhh3bkxnovulw7nza