High-level tools and languages for faster Intelligent Tutoring System(ITS) model development
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DOD / NAVY
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.
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Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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University of Southern California
12015 Waterfront Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094-
Amechi T. Akpom