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A Framework for Experiential-learning Design (FRED) with associated tools for …

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
96810
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-HS4-6049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-HS4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A Framework for Experiential-learning Design (FRED) with associated tools for Just-in-time Authoring of Cultural Knowledge (JACK)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0094
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

Overseas contingency operations and the growing importance of irregular warfare have created an increased need to train military personnel on non-kinetic activities in diverse socio-cultural environments. Serious games --simulation based training using computer game technology -- offers a promising approach to meeting this need, but the technology must first surmount challenges in the form of high development costs, poor integration with instructional methods and science of learning, low fidelity in Non-Player Character (NPC) cultural behaviors, and limited capability for customization post-deployment. To address these challenges, CHI Systems proposes a novel instructional and architectural vision called the Framework for Experiential-learning Design (FRED) with associated tools for Just-in-time Authoring of Cultural Knowledge (JACK). Cultural and non-kinetic skill training applications created and delivered with FRED integrate didactic instruction, game-based practice with individualized scaffolding, adaptive instructional sequencing, culturally realistic NPCs, and trainee performance assessment, all driven from an explicit hierarchy of learning objectives. The FRED architecture and JACK tools will leverage CHI System's VECTOR, CulturePad, PAC and CAPOTE technologies to create a low-cost, computationally light-weight, deployable and transportable architecture for developing and delivering game-based cultural and non-kinetic training that is tied to the science of learning.

Principal Investigator:

Wayne Zachary
Principal Investigator
2155421400
wzachary@chisystems.com

Business Contact:

Phillip Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
2155421400
prollhauser@chisystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHI Systems, Inc.
1035 Virginia Drive Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No