Charles River Analytics Develops Adaptive, Game-Based Environment to Help USAF Provide More Powerful, Personalized Training
Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract awarded by the US Air Force to design and demonstrate an adaptive game-based environment to help provide a more powerful and personalized training experience. The two-year contract is valued just under $750,000.
Game-based training can provide a powerful, personalized, and motivating approach for individual training needs across a number of domains, including training essential maintenance skills. However, updating the training content can be costly without accessible development and adaptation tools. Charles River’s Maintenance Training based on an Adaptive Game-Based Environment using a Pedagogic Interpretation Engine, or MAGPIE, addresses the Air Force’s need for more efficient and cost-effective tools for constructing game-based maintenance training.
“MAGPIE dynamically adapts to both the scenario and the mechanics of the game to maximize effectiveness, providing maintainers with customized training for key tasks,” explained Sean Guarino, the principal investigator of the project at Charles River. “This adaptation is based on the trainee’s performance, instructional design theory, and motivational theory, and helps to ensure that the trainee has a beneficial and appropriate training experience when instructor guidance is limited.”
Charles River has developed game-based training through a number of recent efforts:
Source: Charles River Analytics Inc.
Date: Jan 23, 2015