This edited volume provides an overview of the latest advancements in adaptive training technology. Intelligent tutoring has been deployed for well-defined and relatively static educational domains such as algebra and geometry. However, this adaptive approach to computer-based training has yet to come into wider usage for domains that are less well defined or where student-system interactions are less structured, such as during scenario-based simulation and immersive serious games. In order to address how to expand the reach of adaptive training technology to these domains, leading experts in the field present their work in areas such as student modeling, pedagogical strategy, knowledge assessment, natural language processing and virtual human agents. Several approaches to designing adaptive technology are discussed for both traditional educational settings and professional training domains. This book will appeal to anyone concerned with educational and training technology at a professional level, including researchers, training systems developers and designers.
Paula Durlach is a research psychologist at the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral Social Sciences. After receiving her PhD in Experimental Psychology from Yale University in 1983, she held Fellowship positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Cambridge. From 1987 to 1994, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at McMaster University and went on to lead the exploratory consumer science team at Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory in the UK. Dr Durlach has received recognition for her work in experimental psychology and cognitive science at the Army Science Conference and from the Department of Army Research and Development. She has recently published her research in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Military Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction. Alan Lesgold is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor of Psychology and Intelligent Systems. He received his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, California in 1971 and holds an honorary doctorate from the Open University of the Netherlands. In 2001, he received the APA award for distinguished contributions in the application of psychology to education and training and was also awarded the Educom Medal. Dr Lesgold is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council and was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell as a member of the Governor's Commission on Preparing America's Teachers. He serves on the boards of A+ Schools and Youthworks and is chair of the National Research Council committee on adolescent and adult literacy.
1. Adaptive educational systems Valerie Shute and Diego Zapata-Rivera; 2. Adaptive expertise as acceleration of future learning: a case study Kurt VanLehn and Min Chi; 3. Adaptive hypermedia for education and training Peter Brusilovsky; 4. Progress in assessment and tutoring of lifelong learning skills: an intelligent tutor agent that helps students become better help seekers Vincent Aleven, Ido Roll and Kenneth R. Koedinger; 5. Student modeling and intelligent tutoring beyond coached problem solving Cristina Conati; 6. Emotions during learning with autotutor Sidney D'Mello and Art Graesser; 7. Lifelong learner modelling Judy Kay and Bob Kummerfeld; 8. Training decisions from experience with decision-making games Cleotilde Gonzalez; 9. Ill-defined domains and adaptive tutoring technologies Collin Lynch, Kevin D. Ashley, Niels Pinkwart and Vincent Aleven; 10. Individualized cultural and social skills learning with virtual humans H. Chad Lane and Bob Wray; 11. Emergent assessment opportunities: a foundation for configuring adaptive training environment Phillip M. Mangos, Gwendolyn Campbell, Matthew Lineberry and Ami E. Bolton; 12. Semantic adaptive training John Flynn; 13. Speech and language processing for adaptive training Diane J. Litman; 14. The art and science of developing intercultural competence W. Lewis Johnson, LeeEllen Friedland, Aaron Watson and Eric Surface; 15. Practical issues in the deployment of new training technology Alan Lesgold; 16. A model-driven instructional strategy: the benchmarked experiential system for training (BEST) Georgiy Levchuk, Wayne Shebilske and Jared Freeman; 17. Exploring design-based research for military training environments Marie Bienkowski; 18. Conclusion Paula Durlach and Alan Lesgold.
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