Guided Realistic Individualized Practice (GRIP)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,993.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0325
Award Id:
90330
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-028-0439
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray
Senior Scientist
(919) 967-5079
wray@soartech.com
Business Contact:
Michael van Lent
President and CEO
(734) 327-8000
vanlent@soartech.com
Research Institute:
University of Southern California
Caron Thomas
837 Downey Way, Rm 330
Los Angeles, CA, 90089-1147
(213) 740-6478
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The US Navy's Total Force Transformation requires improved methods of preparing the Navy Total Force to be not only skilled at everyday, routine jobs, but also capable of flexibility, suppleness, and problem-solving. However, most existing instructional design approaches lack at least one element considered essential for the training of even routine expertise. To meet the needs of training for Total Force Transformation, we propose a training-systems development process and supporting technologies based on an evidence-based, comprehensive instructional design methodology. To complement the process, we propose reusable technology that will enable the automation of guided realistic individualized practice, which has been shown to be essential for the most effective and transferable learning outcomes. The proposed effort builds on existing work in instructional design, intelligent tutoring, dynamic tailoring for scaffolding and assessing learning, student modeling, and psychophysiological state assessment. This combination offers a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to the development of training systems focused on adaptive expertise.

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