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KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION STRATEGIES FOR MODELING INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15884
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15884
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION STRATEGIES FOR MODELING INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $57,573.00
 

Abstract:

THE INTRODUCTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI) PROMISED THE POSSIBILITY OF SOPHISTICATED SYSTEMS THAT COULD PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY. UNFORTUNATELY, EFFORTS TO DEVELOP SYSTEMS THAT REPRESENT INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE HAVE BEEN LARGELY DISAPPOINTING. WHETHER DUE TO THE LACK OF WELL-DEVELOPED MODELS OF INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE, OR THE DIFFICULTY OF EXTRACTING KEY COMPONENTS OF THAT EXPERTISE FROM SKILLED HUMAN INSTRUCTOR, PRESENT SYSTEMS DO NOT OFFER THE SUBTLE DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS NOR FLEXIBLE RESPONSE STYLES OF EXPERT HUMAN INSTRUCTORS. KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING METHODS ARE NEEDED THAT CAN IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT KEY COMPONENTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE, AT A LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY AND DETAIL THAT WILL SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF CBI SYSTEMS THAT ENCOMPASS THAT EXPERTISE. THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CRITICAL DECISION AND CONCEPT MAPPING METHODS OF KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION TO EXTRACT AND DESCRIBE KEY FEATURES OF EXPERT ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION. KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH EXPERT INSTRUCTORS IN TWO DOMAINS (CRITICAL CARE NURSING AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEBUGGING). RESULTING DATA WILL FORM THE BASIS OF A TAXONOMY OF INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERTISE. THE STUDY WILL PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE FEASIBILITY OF REPRESENTING CRITICAL FEATURES OF SKILLED ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION IN CBI SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Gary A Klein
Principal Investigator
5137672691

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Assocs Inc
Po Box 264 - 800 Livermore St Yellow Springs, OH 45387

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No