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Training Optimization for Generic Game-based Learning Environments (TOGGLE)

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
CHI Systems, Inc.
2250 Hickory Road Suite 150 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Training Optimization for Generic Game-based Learning Environments (TOGGLE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6734
Award Amount: $99,988.00


Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations require U.S. military personnel to interact and communicate effectively with people whose cultures, languages, and beliefs are very different from their own. SSTR operations require tact and understanding of the motives and tendencies of indigenous populations in order to defuse tense situations, prevent civil disturbances, and obtain cooperation. Traditional tactical training must be augmented with cultural intelligence and negotiations training. The U.S. military has sponsored previous research into the application of computer game technology for this purpose. In past efforts, learning has been opportunistic and no systematic training methodology has been applied. Previous systems typically lacked training mechanisms such as training goals, performance standards, student models, instructor feedback, and performance remediation/appraisal. To meet this challenge, we propose to develop a training life cycle methodology that is mediated and facilitated by executable cognitive models of the student, the instructor, and the training process itself. The Training Optimization for Generic Game-based Learning Environments (TOGGLE) system will meet the specific training need of Arabic cultural familiarization and negotiations training and will also focus on the use of student models and instructional design practices to develop games that can demonstrate true training effectiveness.

Principal Investigator:

Floyd Glenn
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Phil Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
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1035 Virginia Drive Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No