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High-level tools and languages for faster Intelligent Tutoring System(ITS)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-032-0147
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T032
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2588
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: High-level tools and languages for faster Intelligent Tutoring System(ITS) model development
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-C-0156
Award Amount: $491,700.00
 

Abstract:

Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) hold the promise of dramatically decreasing the cost of training while also providing consistent, formalized instruction with automated trainee-assessment tools. However, the adoption of ITSs has been limited because: (1) most ITS systems are developed for specific, well defined, domains and cannot be easily adapted; and (2) they are time consuming and expensive to develop. SoarTech, together with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), seeks to address these issues through a novel approach called FACITS (Fast Authoring of Content for ITSs). Our Phase I effort emphasized areas in which we can develop or adapt cost-effective authoring tools and exploit patterns to streamline the development of intelligent tutoring systems, specifically for ill-defined domains. In Phase I, using ICT"s INOTS (Immersive Naval Officer Training System) as our domain and target platform, we researched and designed a pair of authoring tools that allow content authors to more easily generate new ITS content. In phase II we propose to develop, evaluate and integrate the tools designed in Phase I of our research. We anticipate that the use of these authoring tools will result in a significant reduction in the expertise, time and cost required to develop ITS content.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Stensrud
Research Scientist
(407) 542-7830
stensrud@soartech.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Dallas
Vice President
(734) 887-7603
contracts@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Southern California
ICT Branch
12015 Waterfront Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094-
Contact: Amechi T. Akpom
Contact Phone: (310) 448-0355