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This manual provides information about how to use the Computer Directed Training System for the H6000 series computer. The CDTS is a general purpose computer assisted instruction package that uses the capability of the computer to present instructional materials to trainees via remote terminals. The CDTS programs, among other things, control the iresentation of lesson material, read and evaluate student responses, record student activities and produce an activity summary containing information of interest to local training monitors.

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AF MANUAL 50-752

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE Headquarters US Air Force Washington DC 20330 1 July 1983

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Training

COMPUTER. DIRECTED TRAINING SYSTEM (CDTS): E776A/VC USERS MANUAL

This manual provides Information about how to use the Computer Directed Training System (CDTS) for the H6000 series computer.

This manual is affected by the Privacy Act of 1974. Each student will be informed of this fact when logging on to this system. The student will be told that disclosure is voluntary, and will be referred to AFM 171-752, figure 2-18, for more information.

NOTE: This manual has been written to be easily understood by its primary audience. However, there are certain words that are commonly used in performing the functions described here. These are listed in the section titled "Terms and Abbreviations." We advise you to review them before reading this document.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1. GENERAL . 1-1

1.1 Purpose of the Users Manual . . . 1-1

1.2 Project References . . 1-1

1.3 Terms and Abbrevic tions . . 1-1

1.4 Security and Privacy . . 1-1

1.5 Additional Required Materials . 1-2

SECTION 2. SYSTEM SUMMARY . 2-1

2.1 System Application . . 2-1

2.2 System Operation . . 2-1

2.3 System Configuration . . 2-1

2.4 System Organization . . 2-1

2.4.1 CDTS Courseware Load . . 2-1

2.4.2 CDTS Files Creation . 2-1

Supersedes AFM 50-752, 1 June 1979. (See signature page for summary of changes.) Mo* of Printed Pages: 1042 OPR: KTTC (Mr J. V. Johnson)

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2.4.3 COTS Executive (VCXASJ) . 2-1

2.4.4 COTS Student Records Summary (VCSRSJ) . 2-2

2.4.5 COTS Compiler (VCCMSJ) . 2-2

2.4.6 COTS Utility Prograa (VCUTSJ) . 2-2

2.4.7 COTS Development Center Programs . 2-2

2.4.8 Hard Copies of COTS Text Material . 2-2

2.5 Performance . 2-2

2.6 Data Base . 2-2

2.6.1 Lesson Material . 2-2

2.6.2 CMC Creation . 2-2

2.6.3 CMC Contents . 2-2

2.7 General Description of Inputs, Processing, Outputs .. 2-4

2.7.1 Inputs . 2-4

2.7.2 Processing . 2-5

2.7.3 Outputs . . 2-5

2.8 Field Assistance . 2-5

SECTION 3. STAFF FUNCTIONS RELATED TO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS . 3-1

3«1 Initiation Procedures . . . 3-1

3.2 Staff Input Requirements . 3-1

3.2.1 Input Formats . . 3-1

3*2.2 Coaiposltlon Rules (NA) . 3-1

3*2.3 Input Vocabulary (NA) . 3-1

3.2.4 Sample Inputs . 3-1

3.3 Output Requirements . 3-1

3.3.1 Output Formats (NA) . . . 3-1

3.3.2 Sample Outputs . 3-1

3.3.3 Output Vocabulary (NA) . 3-1

3.4 Utilization of System Outputs . 3-1

3.5 Recovery and Error Correction Procedures . . . 3-1

3*6 Training System Manager (TSM) . 3-2

3.7 Training Monitor (TM).« . 3-2

SECTION 4. COTS COURSE DESCRIPTION . 4-1

4.1 System Query Capabilities . . . 4-1

4.2 Data Base Format . 4-1

4.2.1 Terminal User (H6000-CDT) Course . . 4-2

4. 2. 1.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-2

4> 2. 1.2 Purpose . 4-2

4.2.1. 3 Terminal User (H6000-COT) Course Material OPR ... 4-2

4.2.1. 4 Prerequisites . . 4-2

4. 2. 1.5 Use of Exhibit . 4-2

4.2.1.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-3

4. 2.1. 7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-3

4. 2.1. 8 Lessons Available . . 4-3

4.2.2 COBOL Programming (H6000-COT) Course . 4-5

4. 2. 2.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-5

4. 2.2. 2 Purpose . . 4-5

4.2. 2. 3 COBOL Programming (H6000-COT) Course

Material OPR . 4-6

4.2. 2. 4 Prerequisites . 4-6

4. 2. 2. 5 Use of Exhibits . 4-6

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4. 2. 2. 6 Pattern of the Course . 4-6

4.2.2. 7 Last Frame Labels ..... . . . .... 4-6

4.2. 2.8 Lessons Available . . 4-6

4.2.3 FORTRAN Programming (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-10

4.2.3. 1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-10

4.2. 3.2 Purpose . . 4-10

4. 2. 3.3 FORTRAN Programming (H6000-CDT) Course

Material OPR . 4-10

4.2.3. 4 Prerequisites . . 4-10

4.2.3. 5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-10

4. 2. 3. 6 Pattern of the Course . 4-10

4.2.3. 7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-10

4*2.3.8 Lessons Available . . 4-10

4.2*4 Joint Operation Planning System (JOPS) III

User Programing (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-12

4.2.4. 1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-12

4. 2.4. 2 Purpose . . . 4-13

4. 2. 4. 3 Joint Operation Planning System (JOPS) III

User (H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR . . 4-13

4.2. 4.4 Prerequisites . 4-13

4.2.4. 5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-13

4. 2. 4. 6 Pattern of the Course . 4-13

4. 2. 4. 7 Last Frame Labels . 4-14

4. 2. 4. 8 Lessons Available . . 4-14

4.2.5 Introduction to H6000 Series Computer

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-18

4. 2.5.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-18

4. 2. 5. 2 Purpose . . 4-18

4. 2. 5. 3 Introduction to H6000 Series Computer

(H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR . 4-18

4. 2 .5. 4 Prerequisites . . . 4-18

4. 2.5. 5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-18

4* 2.5. 6 Pattern of the Course . 4-18

4. 2. 5. 7 Last Frame Labels . 4-19

4.2. 5. 8 Lessons Available . . 4-19

4.2.6 WWMCCS System Software Analyst (H6000-CDT) Course 4-20

4.2.7 Integrated Data Store (IDS) (H6000-CDT) Course .... 4-20

4.2.7. 1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-20

4.2. 7. 2 Purpose . . 4-20

4. 2. 7.3 Integrated Data Store (IDS) (H6000-CDT) Course

Material OPR . 4-20

4. 2. 7. 4 Prerequisites . . 4-20

4. 2. 7. 5 Use of Exhibits . 4-20

4. 2.7.6 Pattern of the Course . . 4-21

4.2. 7.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-21

4. 2. 7.8 Lessons Available . . 4-21

4*2.8 R6000 Computer Operator (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-24

4.2.8. 1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-24

4. 2.8. 2 Purpose . 4-24

4. 2.8. 3 H6000 Computer Operator (H6000-CDT) Course

Material OPR . 4-24

4.2.8. 4 Prerequisites . . 4-24

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4. 2. 8. 5 Use of Exhibits . 4-24

4. 2.8. 6 Pattern of the Course . 4-24

4.2.8. 7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-26

4. 2. 8. 8 Lessons Available . . 4-26

4.2.9 Computer Directed Training System (CDTS)

Coursewriter (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-31

4.2.9. 1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-31

4.2.9. 2 Purpose . . . 4-31

4. 2.9. 3 Computer Directed Training System (CDTS)

Coursewriter (H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR .... 4-31

4.2. 9. 4 Prerequisites . . 4-31

4. 2. 9. 5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-31

4. 2. 9. 6 Pattern of the Course . . . 4-31

4. 2.9. 7 Last Frame Labels . i . 4-31

4.2. 9. 8 Lessons Available . . 4-31

4.2.10 PDP-11 Computer Operator (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-32

4.2.10.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-32

4.2.10.2 Purpose . 4-32

4.2.10.3 PDP-11 Computer Operator (H6000-CDT) Cour32

Material OPR . 4-32

4.2.10.4 Prerequisites . . . 4-32

4.2.10.5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-34

4.2.10.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-33

4.2.10.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-33

4.2.10.8 Lessons Available . 4-33

4.2.11 Selective Inquiry System (SIS) (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-35

4.2.11.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-35

4.2.11*2 Purpose . . 4-35

4.2.11.3 Selective Inquiry System (SIS) (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . * 4-35

4.2.11.4 Prerequisites . 4-35

4.2.11.5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-35

4.2.11.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-35

4.2.11.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-35

4.2.11.8 Lessons Available . . . 4-36

4.2.12 H6000 Total On-Line Test System (T0LTS)

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-36

4.2.12.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-36

4.2.12.2 Purpose . . 4-37

4.2.12.3 H6Q00 Total On-Line Test System (TOLTS)

(H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR . 4-37

4.2.12.4 Prerequisites . . 4-37

4.2.12.5 Use of Manuals . . 4-37

4.2.12.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-37

4.2.12.7 Last Frame Labels . 4-37

4.2.12.8 Lessons Available . . 4-37

4.2.13 Management Data Query System (MDQS) Basic User

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-38

4.2.13.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-38

4.2.13.2 Purpose . . 4-38

4.2.13.3 Management Data Query System (MDQS) Basic User

(H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR . 4-38

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A. 2. 13.4 Prerequisites . 4-38

4*2.13.5 Use of Exhibits . . . 4-38

4.2.13.6 Pattern of the Course ........................... 4-39

4.2.13.7 Last Frame Labels . . . 4-39

4.2.13.8 Lessons Available . . . 4-39

4.2.14 Indexed Sequential Processor (ISP)

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-41

4.2.14.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-41

4.2.14.2 Purpose . 4-41

4.2.14.3 Indexed Sequential Processor (IPS) (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . 4-41

4.2.14.4 Prerequisites . . . 4-41

4.2.14.5 Use of Exhibits . 4-41

4*2.14.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-41

4.2.14.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-41

4.2.14.8 Lessons Available . . 4-41

4.2.15 General Macro Assembly Programming (GMAP)

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-43

4.2.15.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . . 4-43

4.2.15.2 Purpose . 4-43

4.2.15.3 General Macro Assembly Programming (GMAP) (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . . 4-43

4.2.15.4 Prerequisites . . . 4-43

4.2.15.5 Use of Exhibits . 4-43

4.2.15.6 Pattern of the Course . . 4-44

4.2.15.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-44

4.2.15.8 Lessons Available . . 4-44

4.2.16 H700 Test and Diagnostics (H6000-CDT) Course . 4-47

4.2.16.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . . 4-47

4.2.16.2 H700 Test and Diagnostics (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . . 4-47

4.2.16.3 Prerequisites . 4-47

4.2.16.4 Use of Exhibits . . 4-47

4.2.16.5 Pattern of Course . . . 4-47

4.2.16.6 Last Frame Labels . . . * 4-47

4.2.16.7 Lessons Available . . 4-47

4.2.17 Introduction to Data Processing (H6000-CDT)

Course . 4-48

4.2.17.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-48

4.2.17.2 Purpose . . . 4-48

4.2.17.3 Introduction to Data Processing (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . . 4-48

4.2.17.4 Prerequisites . . 4-48

4.2.17.5 Use of Exhibits . . 4-48

4.2.17.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-48

4.2.17.7 Last Frame Labels . . 4-48

4*2.17.8 Lessons Available . . . 4-48

4.2.18 WWMCCS Intercomputer Network (WIN) User

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-49

4.2.18.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-49

4.2.18.2 Purpose . 4-49

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4.2.18.3 WWHCCS Intercomputer Network (WIN) (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . 4-49

4*2*18.4 Prerequisites * . * . * . * . 4-49

4.2.18.5 Use of Exhibits . 4-49

4*2.18.6 Pattern of the Course . . 4-49

4.2.18.7 Last Frame Labels . 4-50

4.2.18.8 Lessons Available . . 4-50

4.2.19 Graphics Information Presentation System (GIPSY)

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-52

4*2.19.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . 4-52

4.2.19.2 Purpose . . 4-52

4.2.19.3 Graphics Information Presentation System (GIPSY)

(H6000-CDT) Course Material OPR . 4-52

4.2.19.4 Prerequisites . . 4-52

4.2.19.5 Use of Exhibits . 4-52

4.2.19.6 Pattern of the Course . . 4-52

4.2.19.7 Last Frame Labels . . . 4-53

4.2.19.8 Lessons Available . 4-53

4.2.20 Basic Language Programming (BSC)

(H6000-CDT) Course . 4-54

4.2.20.1 Course Number, Title, and PDS Code . . 4-54

4.2.20.2 Purpose . 4-54

4.2.20.3 Basic Language Programming (H6000-CDT)

Course Material OPR . 4-55

4.2.20.4 Prerequisites . 4-55

4.2.20.5 Use of Exhibits . 4-55

4.2.20.6 Pattern of the Course . 4-55

4.2.20.7 Last Frame Labels . 4-55

4.2.20.8 Lessons Available . 4-55

LIST OF ATTACHMENTS

Attachments Page

1 Computer Directed Training System (CDTS)

Procedures Reference . . Al-1

2 Training System Manager (TSM) Handbook . . A2-1

3 Procedures for Restoring CDTS CDTS . . A3-1

4 CDTS Commands, Executive Messages and Lesson Execution .... A4-1

5 CDTS Student Records Summary Program and Building

of Trace Tapes . A5-1

6 Development Center Trace Tape Processing . A6-1

7 Printing "Hard" Copies of Edited CDTS Lessons . A7-1

8 CDTS Lesson Development . . . A8-1

9 Development Center Processing Inventory . A9-1

10 Computer Directed Training System (CDTS) Coursewriter

(H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . A10-1

11 General Macro Assembly Programming (GMP) (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . All-1

12 H700 Test and Diagnostics (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . A12-1

13 Terminal User (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . A13-1

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14 COBOL Programing (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . .

15 FORTRAN Programing (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits ...........

16 Joint Operation Planning System (JOPS) III User (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . . .

17 Introduction to H6000 Series Cosiputer (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . . .

18 Reserved

19 Integrated Data Store (IDS) (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . ..

20 Computer Operator (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits .

21 Selective Inquiry System (SIS) (H60Q0-CDT)

Course Exhibits . .. . . .

22 Management Deta Query System (MDQS) Basic User (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . . . . . .

23 Indexed Sequential Processor (ISP) (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . . . . . .

24 Introduction to Data Processing

(H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits . .

25 WWMCCS Intercomputer Network (WIN) User (H6000-CDT)

Course Exhibits . . . . . .

26 Graphics Information Presentation System (GIPSY)

(H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits .

27 Basic Language (H6000-CDT) Course Exhibits .

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SECTION 1. GENERAL

1.1 Purpose of the Users Manual. The objective of the Users Manual for the Computer Directed Training System (CDTS): E776A/VC Is to provide the user's non-EDP personnel (Training System Manager, Training Monitor, and Trainee) with the information necessary to effectively use the system.

1.2 Project References.

a. MJCS-230-73, 16 July 1973, Standardization Task Assignment, Computer Directed Training System.

b. Data Project Directive (DPD) HAF-P-74-14, Computer Directed Training System (CDTS) for Honeywell 6000 series computers (R6000) Worldwide Military Command and Control System, (WWMCCS), 24 September 197.4.

c. JCS Publication 14, Computer System and Program Catalog for WWMCCS.

d. JCS Publication 17, Management Procedures for the Worldwide Military Command System.

e. AFM 171-752, Automatic Data Processing Systems and Procedures, Computer Directed Training System, CDTS: 776A/VC, Computer Operations Manual, 1 June 1979.

1.3 Terms and Abbreviations.

COT (S) - Computer Directed Training (System)

COURSEWARE - Computer prepared lessons and associated doucmentatlon

COURSEWRITER - Author of COT courseware

DASH (-) - Denotes locally determined

DEVELOPMENT CENTER - A site which prepares courseware

DPI - Data Processing Installation

LESSON - A logical segment of a subject matter course

TM - Training Monitor

TSM - Training System Manager

TTY - Remote Teletype

UMC - User Master Catalog

VIP - Visual Information Projection

1.4 Security and Privacy.

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a. This system maintains records under provisions of 10 USC 8012 Executive Order 9397, 22 November 1943.

b. Anyone logging onto the COT System will be advised that Input their Social Security Account Number is voluntary and will be referred 50-752, Attachment 2, for more information.

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c. Disposal of reports covered by the Privacy Act of 1974 may be accomplished by turning them over to the local Defense Property Disposal Office.

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1»5 Additional Required Mater lala. Aa far aa practical, all off-line Information nacaaaary for tha auccaaaful coaplatlon of CUT ltaaona will be available in the applicable attachment to AFM 50-752. Additional recommended reference materlala muat be acquired by the uaer. Aaalatance In locating thla material can be obtained from the TSM/TM or Attachment 2 of ATM 50-752.

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SECTION 2. SYSTEM SUMMARY

2.1 System Application. The Computer Directed Training System is used to prepare and present lessons that supplement local on-the-job training programs. The system utilizes Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) techniques and provides some of the features which have long been desirable for training:

a* Course material is tailored to the needs of the individual trainee.

Training is accomplished at the trainee's convenience without long periods away from the job.

2.2 System Operation. Any trainee having a need for any existing CDTS lesson is provided the capability to take that lesson via a remote teletype (TTY) or visual information projection (VIP) system. The trainees' progress through lessons are maintained during lesson execution. In this way, trainees are able to stop in the middle of a lesson; when they wish to resume training, they are able to continue from the point at which they stopped.

2.3 System Configuration. The CDT System may be processed on any Honeywell 6000 series computer and on compatible GE 600 series computers. It may use any of the standard Honeywell terminals (Teletype Models 33, 35, and 37 and VIP Models 786 and 7700 series) or any other H6000 conatible terminal.

2.4 System Organization.

2.4.1 CDTS Courseware Load. The CDTS release tapes are FILSYS user save tapes of User Master Catalog (UMC) CDTSCDTS and CDT SCOT 5>/DISK. THREE. The entire CDT system can be loaded by doing a FILSYS RESTORE activity for UMC CDTSCDTS and another FILSYS RESTORE activity for CDT SCDT S/DISK. THREE. A selective restore is also possible if only certain courses, data files, or an object program library are needed. Reference Honeywell's File Management Supervisor Manual and Attachment 1 of this manual for more information.

2.4.2 CDTS Files Creation. The following files must be created by FILSYS to allow normal processing of the system.

a. Student File Unique file for each studer*-. Contains information about the student and the lesson being taken.

b. Student Record Accumulator File FVCXASJ3U. Information about the lesson a student takes is copied from the student file to this file.

c. Executive Object File CMDLIB/ CDTS (VCXASJ). This file is located in the Time-sharing Command Library. It contains an executable (H*) version of the CDT Executive Program.

2.4.3 CDTS Executive (VCXASJ). The CDTS Executive runs as a subsystem of time-sharing It controls the presentation of lesson material to students, builds temporary files of student records, and spawns a locally created batch program to update the Student Record Accumulator File. The Executive is loaded in the Time-sharing Command Library. It is placed into execution by entering CDTS in response to the time-sharing prompt *

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2.4.4 CDTS Student Records Summary (VCSRSJ). This program produces a report of student activity on CDTS and maintains a file of student responses to lesson material. This file (FVCSRSJTU) is called a Trace Tape and must be sent to the CDT section each quarter. Reference Attachment 5 of this manual.

2.4.5 CDTS Compiler (VCCMSJ). This program converts the source program into an object file which the Utility Program can load into a lesson file. This program is for use by those sites which prepare site-unique lessons using the CDT Coursewriter Course. Reference Attachment 8 of this manual.

2.4.6 CDTS Utility Program (VCUTSJ). This program is used to load and delete object lessons from lesson files. Reference Attachment 8 of this manual.

2.4.7 CDTS Development Center Programs. These programs are available for those sites which write their own CDT lessons. They allow the site to gather statistical and course validation data. Reference Attachment 9, paragraph 8, of this manual.

2.4.8 Hard Copies of CDTS Text Material. This program allows Training Monitors to print copies of text material of CDT lessons. Refer to Attachment

7 for instructions on using this program.

2.5 Performance. The CDT System is run as a subsystem of time-sharing. Each user uses approximately 0.6 percent of the available time-sharing resources or about 0.2 percent of the total available resources of the computer (based on H6060 computer). The students may use any type of standard or compatible remote terminal. Each student must have a unique student file of at least two random blocks. The number of lessons in which a student may be enrolled is equal to the number of blocks (LLINKS) in the student file minus the one block reserved for student identification data.

2.6 Data Base.

2.6.1 Lesson Material. All lessons described herein are developed or controlled by Air Training Command and released through the Air Force Data Systems Design Center. A FILSYS user save tape containing all current lessons, data files, hard copy files, and object program libraries will be maintained by Data Automation at each site.

2.6.2 UMC Creation. The tape mentioned in paragraph 2.6.1 is a user save tape of UMC CDTSCDTS. Prior to loading the CDT system at a site for the first time, a System Master Catalog (SMC) entry entitled CDTSCDTS must be created with the following parameters: size of 700 links with CARDIN permission. For system integrity, this UMC is designed for READ ONLY permission.

2.6.3 UMC Contents. The UMC structure as shown on the next page is accomplished by a FILSYS RESTORE. Catalog/file strings are provided for student access to courses, data files, and data bases.

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UMC

SUBCAT

FILE

CDT SCOTS

RSTARLIB

RSTARTWO

CDT SCOTS CBL

LESSONS

CAI001

CAI002

CDTSCDTS

COT-

LESSONS

SKELETON

CDTSCDTS

FTN

LESSONS

CDTSCDTS

GIP

LESSONS

CDTSCDTS

GMP

LESSONS

FILE SIZE/TYPE

FILE CONTENT

110 blocks/SEQ Object Program Library containing the following four programs:

VCXASJ - Controls lesson material presentation to students.

VCUTSJ - Obtains lessons from courseware master file.

VCCMSJ - This is the COTS lesson compiler.

VCSRSJ - Student Record Summary program.

210 blocks/SEQ Object Program Library containing the following Development Center programs :

VCC0SJ

VCCRSJ

VCS0SJ

VCS1SJ

VCS2SJ

VCS3SJ

VCS5SJ

VCSMSJ

VCT0SJ

VCT2SJ

VCT3SJ

VCT4SJ

VCT5SJ

VCTSSJ

VCTTSJ

380 blocks/RAN Lesson file of the 16 COBOL lessons 2 blocks/SEQ File for COBOL lesson CBL120.

6 blocks/RAN Data file for COBOL lesson CBL120.

100 blocks/RAN Lesson file of the 6 CDT Coursewriter lessons.

25 blocks/SEQ Skeleton file used to create a CDT Course lesson.

400 blocks/RAN Lesson file of the 12 FORTRAN lessons.

250 blocks/RAN Lesson file of the 12 GIP lessons.

600 blocks/RAN Lesson file of the 22 GMAP lessons.

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me

SUBCAT

FILE

FILE SIZB/TTPE

FILE CONTENT

COT SCOTS

IDP

LESSORS

110 blocks/RAH

Lesson file of the 4 IDP lessons.

COTSCOTS

IDS

LESSORS

LOADDATA

380 blocks /RAH 24 blocks/ SEQ

Lesson file of the 14 IDS lessons. Data file for the lesson IDS043.

COTSCOTS

IRT

LESSORS

COBOL 061

DATA061

TAPE1

TAPE2

225 blocks/RAH

4 blocks/ SEQ

1 block/ SEQ

10 blocks/ SEQ

10 blocks/ SEQ

Lesson file of the 6 INTRO R6000 lessons.

COBOL program for lesson IHT061. Data file for lesson INT061.

Data file for lessons INT070 and INT080.

Data file for lesson INT070.

COTSCOTS

ISP

LESSORS

DATA020

DATA030

DATA040

125 blocks/RAN

5 blocks/ SEQ

1 block/ SEQ

1 block/ SEQ

Lesson file of the 5 Indexed Sequential Processor Lessons.

Data file for lesson ISP020.

Data file for lesson ISP030.

Data file for lesson ISP040.

COTSCOTS

JCL

LOAD

LOADCOTS

RUM- SR

(2 blocks/SEQ)

(1 block/ SEQ

(1 Block/ SEQ)

JCL for Programs VCCMSJ and VCOTSJ JCL to load the COT Executive VCZASJ) to keep records.

JCL for Program VCSRSJ.

2«7 general Description of Inputs, Processing. Outputs.

2.7.1 lupuf«

a. Executive: All input to the Executive Program is in the form of student responses to questions initiated by the Executive.

b. Student Records Summary: Input to the Student Summary Program consists of a consolidated file of student records (Accumulator File PVCXASJ3U) output by the COTS Executive, and the last cycle tape (Trace Tape FVCSRSJTU) output from the Student Records Summary Program.

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c. Coapllar: Input to the COTS Compiler la a aourca laaaon flla praparad by a couraewrlter.

d. Utility Prog ran: Input to tha Utility Prograa eonaiata of a Utility Control Carda flla (CVCUTSJCU— PCM: SE776A001) and a laaaon Ob j act Pila (7VCCMSJ0U) locatad on a dlak or a tape.

2.7.2 Procaaaina.

a. Executive: Reference Attachments 3 .

b. Studant Sacorda Sunnary: Rafaranca Attacbnanta A and 5 of thla manual*

c. Coapllar: Rafaranca Attachaant 8 of thla manual.

d. Utility Prograa: Rafaranca Attachaant 8 of thla annual.

2.7.3 Outouta.

a. Exacutlva: All output froa tha Exacutlva Prograa eonaiata of laaaon aatarlal praaantad to tha student, informat Ion/ arr or aaaaagaa to tha atudant, and a racord of tha atudant' a activity during tha tlme-aharlng aaaalon (Accumulator Pile— PVCXASJ3U) .

b. Studant Racord Summary: Output froa the Student Record Sunnary eonaiata of a report of atudant activity (PCM: SE776AM3) alnce tha laat report and a file tracing atudant reaponeea to laaaon material for courseware validation. The flla produced la in the form of a Trace Tape. Trace Tapa lnatructiona are found in Attachaant 5 of thla manual.

c. Coapllar: The COTS coapllar producea a diagnostic aourca Hating (PCM: SE776A002) ehowing the input aource laaaon and any applicable error neaaagea. If tha COTS Coapllar flnda no error a, an object file la produced idilch will ba uaad by tha Utility Prograa to load tha laaaon to a laaaon file. Tha Coapllar la only uaad for generating aita unique leaaona.

d. Utility Prograa: Outputa froa tha Utility Prograa conaiat of a Laaaon Pile Inventory produced whan tha laaaon output medium la dlak and a flla containing laaaon data in either tape or dlak format. The primary output option la a Laaaon Pile in a format uaabla by the Executive. Tha Utility Prograa la only uaad on alte unique leaaona*

2.8 Plaid Aaalatanco. All lnqulrlea and feedback on COT LBS ahould ba forwarded to tha data automat ion' ayatea monitor for aaaiatance in determining tha need for the preparation of a Difficulty Report (DIREP) and/or Incident Report.

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SECTION 3. STAR FUNCTIONS RELATED TO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

3.1 Initiation Procedure!. See Attachment 13 of this manual.

3.2 Staff Input Requirements.

3.2.1 Innut Formats.

a. Student Record Summary: Input formata for the Student Record Summary are automatically generated by the CUTS Executive or a previous execution of the Summary Program.

b. Compiler: Input formats (language apeclfications) for the compiler are documented In the COTS Coursewrlter Course (COT) and Attachment 8 of this manual.

c. Utility Program: The format for program control cards for the Utility Program (VCUTSJ) is documented In Attachment 8.

3.2.2 Composition Rules. NA

3.2.3 Input Vocabulary. NA

3.2.4 Sample Inputs. See Attachments 3, 5, 7 and 8.

3.3 Output Requirements.

3.3.1. Output Formats. NA

3.3.2 s—pl» Outputs. See Attachments 5 and 6.

3»3«3 Output Vocabulary. NA

3.4 Utilization of System Outputs- See Attachment 2.

3.5 Recovery and Error Correction Procedures.

a. Error Messages: See Attachment 4.

b. Incident Reporting: Incident reporting for this system will be performed in accordance with JCS Pub 17, section 3, and annex F, chapter III. Two copies of the Incident report will be forwarded to:

AFDSDC/SCCA Gunter APS, AL 36114

For errors in lesson content, contact the Keesler COT Section by phoning ADT0V0N 868-2985, commercial (601) 377-2985, or write to:

3300 TCHTW/TTGXZ Attn: WWMCCS COT Keesler AFB, MS 39534

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3.6 Trafnin* 8wtw M»nmr (TSM) » Bach alt* will have an Individual designated to perform thia additional duty* Th* dutlaa of th* TSM ar* daserlbad In Attacfaaent 2 of thia annual*

3*7 Trainlna Monitor (TM). Th* TSM at aaeh alt* will appoint technically qualified Individual* for th* additional duty of training aonitor (TM).

(These appolntaents aay be by COTS course, functional area, work center, or any other division considered appropriate by the TSM*) The duties of the TM ar* described In Attacfaaent 2 of thia annual*

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SECTION 4. COTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

4.1 System Query Capabilities. The H6000 Computer Directed Training System (CDTS) Is s general-purpose Computer Directed Training (CDT) system that uses the capabilities of the computer to present Instructional materials to trainees who Interact with the computer via remote terminals. The CDTS system presents the requested lesson material at the remote terminal for Individual online training sessions. The computer acts as a medium for the presentation of expertly prepared Instruction to the trainee, who reads the material and responds via the terminal when questions are asked. The computer constantly evaluates these responses and, based on how well training objectives are being met, selects appropriate material for the next presentation—a sort of tutor- computer arrangement. When applicable, the instructional materials presented by the system are augmented by off-line exhibits and work projects. The application of the computer to training offers many advantages to the user.

The system will accept a wide variety of material from course designers and retain It indefinitely. This material can be presented to many trainees simultaneously, with each progressing at their own Individual rates. The trainee uses job-related equipment and can remain on the job during the training period. When not working, the