AN AUTOMATED TRAINING SYSTEM FOR BUILDING EXPERTISE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$59,975.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8487
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Consortium
1895 Preston White Dr - Ste 30, Reston, VA, 22091
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 JOHN LEDDO
 (703) 620-0660
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
COMPUTER-BASED TUTORIAL SYSTEMS HAVE NOW BECOME EFFECTIVE TRAINERS IN A NUMBER OF DOMAINS. MANY GOOD SYSTEMS ARE MODELED AFTER THEORIES OF HUMAN LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION. HOWEVER, SUCH SYSTEMSTYPICALLY ASSUME A LIMITED VIEW OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, HENCE LIMITING THEIR APPLICABILITY TO INTRODUCTORY LEVEL MATERIAL. RESEARCH BY THE PROPOSED PROJECT TEAM HAS SHOWN THAT EXPERTS HAVE A BROAD RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES. ANY TRAINING SYSTEM (COMPUTER OR OTHER) ATTEMPTING TO BUILD STUDENT'S EXPERTISE SHOULD GUIDE ITS INSTRUCTION ACCORDING TO HOW EXPERTS REPRESENT AND USE KNOWLEDGE. WE PROPOSE TO BUILD A COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING SYSTEM AND OVERALL TRAINING METHODOLOGY THAT HELPS STUDENTS INTEGRATE A WIDE RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE (E.G., PLANNING, CAUSAL REASONING, CONCEPT FAMILIARITY) AND APPLY IT TO PRACTICAL PROBLEMS. IN ADDITION, WE PROPOSE TO USE KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED BY THE PROPOSED PROJECT TEAM TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING AND GUIDE CORRECTIVE INSTRUCTION.

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