Individually Adapted Web-based Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number: N061-070-0292
Amount: $445,676.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-070
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
SONALYSTS, INC.
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
Duns: 077317766
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James McCarthy
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3792
 mccarthy@sonalysts.com
Business Contact
 Denise Grudier
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (860) 326-3652
Email: dgrudier@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During Phase I, Sonalysts successfully demonstrated the feasibility of our approach for providing Individually Adapted Web-Based Training. During Phase II, we will advance this vision by extending some critical enabling technology. Our state-of-the-art review of adaptive web-based training has served to reinforce our view that a comprehensive and dynamic learner model represents the lynchpin in supporting adaptive decision-making within the training delivery system. Therefore, during Phase II, Sonalysts will focus our efforts on this key enabling technology. Sonalysts’ Phase II approach can be summarized by two overarching goals: (1) Extend/enhance existing ULM capabilities to facilitate their use in a standard SCORM-conformant RTE, and (2) Extend/enhance a SCORM-conformant LMS to make use of ULM capabilities for gathering and reporting LO mastery evidence and to make instructional decisions. We will demonstrate the ability of adaptive and traditional SCOs to produce and/or consume ULM data. We will also demonstrate extensions to a SCORM-conformant LMS to leverage the power of the ULM in support of activity selection and reporting.

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