Real-Time Assessment of Student State
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Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N Bethlehem Pike, Ste 300, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
Abstract"An Automated Real-Time Instructional State Adaptive Network (ARTISAN) is proposed as both an instrument for real-time assessment of student knowledge state and as an integrative framework for combining and employing a variety of student state assessmentinstruments. ARTISAN will provide a real-time assessment of each student's knowledge elements and their ability to employ that knowledge, both individually and in teams, during training. Those elements include: the student's situation awareness (SA),procedural knowledge needed to build and maintain SA, knowledge of appropriate responses/heuristics and their applicability to situations, and detailed knowledge of how to perform the job(s) for which each student is being trained. The ARTISAN assessmenttechnology is derived from an innovative integration of state-of-the-art instructional agent technology, situation awareness and other knowledge assessment techniques, and a novel framework for modeling the impact of physiological and psychological stateon students' learning and practice. A cognitive model of instructional expertise in the fields to be trained will serve several central functions in ARTISAN. The cognitive model will provide indicators of how situational factors and informationuncertainties influence workload, SA, and expert performance. It will also generate estimates and projections of workload, stress, situation awareness, and attentional flow of the student. The pro
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