Adapting Intelligent Tutoring System for Assessing Collaborative Skills

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N61339-04-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2288
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-204
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
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
 Frederich Diedrich
 Cognitive Psychologist
 (781) 496-2421
 diedrich@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Effective team training is at the heart of enhanced mission effectiveness for military operations now and into the foreseeable future. However, despite numerous advances in intelligent tutoring system (ITS) technologies for individual skills, these systems have yet to fully address the "coach-less" instruction of teamwork skills. Accordingly, in this project we propose to build a prototype Intelligent Teamwork Tutoring System (ITTS) that is targeted at supporting Army team training. More specifically, our primary objectives for Phase I include: 1) The identification of critical teamwork skills relevant to training Army teams; 2) The creation of a high-level framework for an ITTS; 3) The specification of a high level design for a simulation-based testbed; and 4) The development of a proof of concept demonstration. In Phase II, we will build on this work by developing a prototype version of this system for an Army team, by testing and evaluating its effectiveness, and by engineering the necessary extensions for application to larger scale teams. In Phase III, we will transition and market the eventual product, the Intelligent Tutoring System for Adaptive Team Training.

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