Semi-Automated Part-Task Trainer Prototype Development Environment

Period of Performance: 04/09/1998 - 10/09/1998

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Stottler Henke Associates
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

In phase I, we will investigate the use of Object Oriented technology and Computer Based Training (CBT) for the development of an extensible, visual, rapid prototyping environment for prototyping distributed, secure, part-task trainers. It is believed that through the use of a component model, a distributed object model, a portable programming language, a rule-based knowledge-base, and simulation and scenario based Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) authoring utilities, such an environment can be realized. A well designed component model would make an extensible visual development environment possible. Portability can be achieved through the use of a highly portable programming language. Distribution can be achieved through a standard distributed object model. A rule and case based Expert System can be integrated into the system for the semi-automation of the prototype design process. Utilities for developing simulation and scenario based ITS's will further expedite the prototype development process. A small proof-of-concept prototype will be developed to accompany this research.