Intelligent Tutoring Systems Made Easy (ITS-Easy)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,977.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0342
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-032-0124
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Peter Weyhrauch
Principal Scientist
(617) 491-3474
pweyhrauch@cra.com
Business Contact:
Mark Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
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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