Improved Rotorcraft Substantiation & Usage Tracking Methodology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N61339-02-C-0018
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2001
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O012-0064
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator
 Kathy Hess
 I/O Research Psychologist
 (781) 496-2419
 khess@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Technological advances such as advanced electronic classrooms, video tele-training, and web-based curricula offer flexibility for training not possible in traditional settings. Computer-supported training must be more than a simple digitization oftraining materials. Rather, training has to support engaged learning and leverage the full range of resources employed in classroom-based instruction, from training texts, to interactions with the instructor and peers, to hands-on experience using actualequipment. To maximize engaged learning, it is essential to consider relevant motivational factors during the planning, designing, and delivery of computer-supported training. We propose to develop a web-based instructional design aid for designingcomputer-supported training that is both engaging and effective. For our Phase I effort we propose to gain a deeper and more thorough understanding of the factors affecting student motivation and interest in learning. We will develop an extensive andextendable set of criteria for instructional design based on those factors, design and demonstrate a proof-of-concept web-based instructional design aid, and write an evaluation plan for assessing utility and effectiveness. The proposed work will (1)identify a comprehensive set of factors affecting student motivation and establish links between those factors and specific characteristics of military training and, (2) produce a web-based prototype instructional design aid and a plan for its evaluation.

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