Electronic authoring and delivery of technical information

  title={Electronic authoring and delivery of technical information},
  author={J. Peter Kincaid and Richard T Braby and John E. Mears},
  journal={Journal of instructional development},
Current developments in automating the processes to author technical information and deliver it using microcomputers are described in this article. The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed that the entire logistics support system (including technical information now contained in printed manuals) be computer-based for new major systems entering production during the 1990s. Addressed are issues relating to authoring efficiency, information access, user acceptance, and screen formats. The… Expand
A Rhetoric Of Technology: The Discourse In U.S. Army Manuals And Handbooks
This dissertation examines the historical technical publications of the United States Army from 1775-2004. Historical research in Army technical communication reveals the persuasive characteristicsExpand
Student Pharmacists' Use and Perceived Impact of Educational Technologies
Because students’ opinions of educational technologies varied, colleges and schools should incorporate educational technologies that students frequently use and that positively impact learning. Expand
Translation Difficulty: How to Measure and What to Measure
This article will expand on the mentioned factors in detail in order to shed light upon translation difficulty on how and what to measure. Expand
Designing a Reading Material Recommendation System for EFL Learners
An article recommendation system that identifies articles of suitable difficulty levels for EFL learners was designed, based on the vocabulary sets of the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), which indicated that the reading material recommendation system can effectively classify the difficulty levels of vocabularies contained in articles of various difficulty levels. Expand
Readability of Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Part B Procedural Safeguards: An Update.
Developers of IDEA Part B procedural safeguards should account for estimated literacy skills of the general public as ongoing revisions to these safeguards are made, in an effort to decrease barriers to parent participation in the Individualized Education Planning process. Expand
Quality and readability of internet information about stuttering.
The quality and readability of English-language Internet information about stuttering is generally adequate, but actual usability of the sites examined in this study may be limited due to poor readability levels. Expand
The Role of Human Computer Interaction in Consumer Health Applications: Current State, Challenges and the Future
The role of usability and user-centered design for consumer and patient-facing health applications will become increasingly important as healthcare transforms from being primarily reactive andExpand
Can Transparency Foster More Understanding and Compliant Citizens
Voluntary policy compliance is an important yet rarely studied topic in public administration. To address the paucity of research, this article proposes and empirically tests a conceptual frameworkExpand
The evolution of central bank communication as experienced by the South Africa Reserve Bank
ABSTRACT Communication has evolved into a cornerstone of central bank design and policy implementation. The South African Reserve Bank has been proactive in this regard as well – most notably withExpand
Assessing Clinical Trial Technology: Evaluating the TIME Study
Purpose: Electronic data capture has quickly become the preferred means of capturing and storing clinical study data. Cost and efficiency savings have been documented, yet it is unclear howExpand


Computer readability editing system
A computer readability system was developed to serve as an author's aid in improving the ease of comprehending technical manuals and training materials. The system has features to (1) flag uncommonExpand
Handbook of Format Models for Designers of Technical Training Materials.
Abstract : Substantial evidence indicates that significant training gains can be made through the systematic application of learning principles in the design of learning packages. This reportExpand
MAintenance Job Aids in the U.S. Navy: Present Status and Future Directions.
Abstract : The objective of this study is to define the factors affecting maintenance requirements and performance in the Navy, evaluate their impacts and interactions, and identify those key factorsExpand
Illustrated formats to teach procedures
These materials, called learning aids, were developed and field-tested on two pieces of complex equipment: tuning an oscilloscope probe and starting a helicopter engine and showed the learning aids reduce errors and produce quicker learning compared with narrative manuals commonly used to teach procedures. Expand
Relative Comprehensibility of Pictorial Information and Printed Words in Proceduralized Instructions
Comprehension of instructions was most efficient with the Pictorial-related print and pictorial-redundant print formats but could not be shown to be simply a function of number of visual information channels used or the degree of redundancy between channels. Expand
Alleviating Fleet Maintenance Problems through Maintenance Training and Aiding Research.
Abstract : This study reviews the factors influencing maintenance problems in the Fleet; assesses their relative impacts, using several combat systems as case examples; and identifies inadequateExpand