Automated Creation, Self-Organization, and Adaptation of Multi-Media Tactical System Training Material for Anywhere/Anytime Delivery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$906,374.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0154
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-090-0275
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
HARMONIA, INC.
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 2820, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016442399
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams
CEO
(540) 951-5901
mabrams@harmonia.com
Business Contact:
Pallabi Saboo
VP, Product Management &
(540) 951-5915
psaboo@harmonia.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To reduce the effort of ensuring that multi-media training reflects tactical system operation and actual Fleet use, we propose innovative technology to help automate production of training material, based on emerging standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], User Interface Markup Language [UIML]). Compared to today's rigid computer-based training, we improve learning effectiveness by significantly reducing the manual effort required to create CBT and dynamically self-organizing a multi-media training sequence to fit the student's knowledge, skills, abilities, past training, role, current demonstrated proficiency, and mission- or doctrine-induced changes to tasks, conditions, and standards. This adaptation incorporates proficiency demonstrated while taking the course, using feedback from online student assessment, student keystroke analysis, and optionally eye tracking. Our architecture is based on lessons learned from our work as a subcontractor on the $100M Army Training Information Architecture-Migrated (ATIA-M) project. We make training interfaces adaptable to display device characteristics - using reverse/forward engineering and transformation technology we developed to deliver U.S. Army Reimer Digital Library documents to handheld devices - and to network bandwidth to deliver courses anytime/anywhere. Our proposed technology integrates with learning content and learning management systems to leverage existing Navy investment.

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