AI conducts research and develops innovative Education and Training applications to provide intelligent tools and environments for learners, teachers, and courseware developers. Our focus includes training and assessment in immersive environments; design of effective, adaptive training systems; development of decision support tools for instructional designers and content developers, incorporation of standards into instruction and performance content; and application of behavioral science to human-systems integration and social-cultural understanding.
We apply cutting edge research from behavioral science, computer science, mathematics, and game design to build practical, effective training systems and tools. Examples of our solutions include
• a reading tutor that integrates the science of reading with statistical text analysis to provide effective interactions to improve adult literacy;
• an immersive training system that integrates procedural training and conceptual understanding;
• Game-like vignettes in which students answer questions within immersive environments to diagnose their capabilities in scientific inquiry and reasoning;
• Best Practices guides and tutorials based on observed user difficulties and their remediations.
Our applications span the K-12 environment, as well as the adult learner community, military education and training, and courseware development support.