Each year, ATEC solicits aviation technician educators to suggest topics of interest for presentation at the annual conference. Several responded to the call and submitted abstracts for consideration; two were selected by the review committee. The following papers will be presented at the ATEC annual conference in Atlanta on April 9-12, 2016. Thanks to all those who submitted papers for consideration!
Can an A&P Technician be Aliterate and Still be Competent?
Terry Michmerhuizen, Assistant Professor, College of Aviation, Western Michigan University
Aliteracy, is defined as “having the ability to read, but choosing not to.” Since one of the primary causes of maintenance related aviation accidents is the failure to follow procedures, the aviation industry can certainly benefit from an improved method for communicating technical information. The presentation will look at the benefits of utilizing a more integrated approach to developing clear and effective work instructions.
The Future of Maintenance Training Using New Teaching Technologies
Denis Manson, Instructional Designer, Aviation Australia
Younger generations, the new maintenance workforce, are demanding greater engagement in training materials. The presentation will focus on implementation of a virtual training environment, including 3D training models and gaming techniques, for training and assessing the next generation.
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