Shipboard Bio-mechanical Oil Water Separator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-01-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0874
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kathy Hess
 Research Psychologist
 (781) 935-3966
 khess@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 935-3966
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Technological advances (e.g., advanced electronic classrooms, video tele-training, and web-based curricula), quickly being incorporated into instructional environments, offer the instructor increased flexibility. To maximize learning we must explore notonly technology but the multiple factors that impact training effectiveness. It is not enough to simply incorporate the most recent technological advances into traditional instruction, for doing so does not guarantee an optimal learning, or training,environment. Instead, planning an instructional program requires careful selection of the optimal technology and training mode out of the myriad available. For our Phase I effort we propose to develop a thorough taxonomy of learning issues, based oncontemporary cognitive theory and practical training issues, that defines each issue, describes when it is most likely to be a problem and outlines what can be done to maximize the effectiveness of the instruction; this taxonomy will be used to develop aproof-of-concept web-based Guide to Instructional Development (GuIDe) that will help instructors develop the optimal training/instructional environment for their circumstances. Our unique inter-disciplinary combination of expertise and experience, rangingfrom innovative military training research to hands-on teaching experience in web-based environments, makes us exceptionally well qualified to address the challenge of creating an instructional development guide.A flexible and upgradeable web-based toolinstructors can use to develop the optimal instructional environment for their circumstances will be valuable to government, academe, and industry as instructor?s seek to use only that technology that enhances learning.

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