Our Favorite  Links

"When We Were Apollo " An awesome chronology of events, with many reminders of our experience.

 https://www.whenwewereapollo.com    Available on PBS Broadcast schedule within the webite .

 note: we were also Apollo

This site has been on the internet or in preparation for being published since the early 1990's when there were few other website's in existence about Apollo Missions to the Moon. Internet publishing technology in those early days was limited to mostly text and a few pictures due to slow data transmission rates and the time and space required for even a small picture to be included.

 "Dial Up" connections via the telephone having low uplink and downlink data transfer rates were so slow that publishers avoided a lot of detailed information (pictures, and razzle dazzle tools) since they required too much time for uplink, and especially for downlink. Otherwise, viewers would become bored and move on. Therefore, websites were kept simple, and webmasters searched the Internet for related material complementing their publication by including a “Links” page for identifying URL's. Today, high data transfer speeds, and sophisticated search engine capability, render the Links page somewhat obsolete, except for newly discovered sites highly recommended by the publisher.

 In short “Links pages" cannot compete with search engines of today in displaying lengthy information relevant to any subject or general interest. So, “we google it”, to use a familiar expression.

Clearly, there are now hundreds or perhaps thousands of informative sites related to Apollo Missions on the Internet. Therefore, it is neither practical nor possible to Link them all.

Our Links page will only be used to publish special new websites we discover and recommend for our viewers, and those who employed us during our career in aerospace.

 

Several of our team members  previous Aerospace employers & where some became  employed or returned when the Apollo program ended:

The  Institute for Learning in Retirement - ( ILR ) University of North Alabama  (UNA)

SPACEX   ( honorable mention only. Not a past training team member employer)

  Landing and Recovery Division

                 A must see !

       Actual recovery video's  

             Stories & Photo's

Engineering instructors of this site, together with the NASA Flight Control Training Administrators, functioned to prepare systems and subsystems level PIT for the NASA Apollo Flight Control Division (FCD) personnel.

The Contractor along with the NASA training counterparts, researched various methods of PIT   most suitable for our target population in view of their academic achievements and critical responsibilities.  

 

In view of our situation where a pandemic has clearly impacted our educational system in this country, we seem to be at odds as to how best teach our children, and whether to zoom train at home or risk the conventional classroom method. While the PIT medium for augmentative tutoring (or distance learning) is half century old method, the principals remain the same and are now more effective than text books in that the material can be easily programmed into modern personal computer to support adjunct  distance training by Zoom or classroom needs

 

Our team, while learning and preparing PIT instruction, maintained classroom schedules, and successfully prepared one for each of the major systems of the Apollo Command and Service Module.                ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                           We therefore recommend PI as an adjunct method for both distance and or conventional classroom learning. 

 In our opinion, distance learning cannot fully capture the attention to control the students or measure their learning as well as the programmed material. This method is therefore recommended as a candidate means of assuring learning is not interrupted by Pandemics, sickness, or other reasons where classroom attendance is not possible or too risky.

 

 


Programmed Instruction Text Books (PIT)

              A Pandemic Application??

  References

https://lidtfoundations.pressbooks.com/chapter/programmed-instruction/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Meyer_Markle

https://resources.instructure.com/courses/7/pages/bob-mager

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED019867       Good Frames and Bad, Author Susan Markle