Intelligent Tutoring Systems Made Easy (ITS-Easy)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0342
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-032-0124
Amount: $79,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T032
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, -
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Weyhrauch
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 pweyhrauch@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution
 Pennsylvania State University
 Stacey Bucha
 Office of Research
321C Info Sciences&Tech Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802-
 (814) 865-5579
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
While intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) have been shown to improve learning outcomes, Navy training programs have not fully adopted this promising technology because of the costs involved in developing and maintaining them. The key technical contributions of this effort are a set of tools backed by a high-level language designed specifically to develop ITS models, including expert, trainee, and instructional models for complex, dynamic domains. Tools are designed for instructors and educators rather than highly technical personnel, reducing the time and money required to build models and the reliance on cognitive scientists and programmers.

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