Accession Number:

ADA341362

Title:

The Virtual Schoolhouse

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 96-Jun 97

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP HERNDON VA

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The report describes a project in which a Distributed Interactive Intelligent Tutoring Simulation DIITS was developed to train Army Infantry squad and fire team leaders the skills they need to cooperatively perform military operations in urban terrain MOUT. The intelligent tutoring system technology allowed trainees to receive feedback and remediation regardless of whether or not a human instructor was present. The DIITS included intelligent agent technology to play the role of scenario agents when a human was not available to fill in. This gave the technology added power as it could be used for training regardless of the number of trainees available at the time. A scenario editor was also created to allow training scenarios to be developed by users. The intention of this was to increase the customizability of the technology to individual user needs. Finally, the technology was constructed to be generic and modular to support extension and reuse as training requirements evolve. These characteristics were demonstrated in several ways including the transfer of technologies across projects, the substitutability of modules across systems and the ability of the technology to respond to user defined scenarios without further modification.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE