2015_09_DHSS_Architectural Research in Intelligent Tutoring Technologies

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It is well known that personalized and adaptive training, such as from a human tutor, is dramatically more effective than traditional classroom training. Due to reasons such as cost and availability, however, most military training is still provided in the traditional classroom format. The United States Army Research Laboratory has recently published research plans and major thrusts for changing this dynamic. Each of these research plans outlines a different aspect of intelligent tutoring system technology, which are tied together in a unifying architecture for conducting the research. This paper discusses how this path was decided upon, the progress made to date, clarifies the role of the architecture in the research, and discusses some of the advantages of a unified system as part of measuring training effectiveness and overall system improvement.