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Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Details about the GIFT Users Symposium

Added by Sottilare, Robert 13 days ago

GIFTSym6 will be held at the University of Central Florida Research Park in Orlando, Florida at:

Partnership III Building
3039 Technology Parkway, Room 321 A&B
Orlando, FL 32826

Dates: 9-11 May (9 & 10 May are full days, 11 May is a half-day)

Registration: There is no registration fee for GIFTSym6, but we are trying to gauge the room size and refreshments so please email: Elyse Burmester at to confirm your attendance and whether you will be taking refreshments ($30 for the three days). This will cover coffee, water, and snacks for the three days of the conference.

Attached are two files with directions, map, and parking instructions for the conference.

A detailed agenda will be out soon.

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 AIS Telecon, Thursday, 5 April, 10am eastern

Added by Sottilare, Robert 17 days ago

Agenda:

Review of AIS standards sessions at:
  • GIFT Users Symposium (9-11 May, Orlando, Florida)... workshop on morning of 11 May
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference (11-15 June, Montreal, Canada)... workshop day TBD
  • AI in Education Conference (27-30 June, London, UK)... workshop on 30 June

Soliciting the LinkedIn Community

Expected links between AIS standards study group and ICICLE (discussion)

Proceedings of the AIS Standards Workshop held in Orlando will available on or about 15 April

Next Steps... development of PARs

If you have items to cover during this telecon, please send Bob an email at .

How to join the telecon...

If you have a join.me account or want to sign up, please go to: https://join.me/IEEE-CAIS (need to login)

If you want to join as a guest, go to https://join.me, and use Conference ID: 854-669-751 to join the meeting (anonymous login, but asks for your name later)

Dial this number for voice: +1.646.307.1990

If you want to present, you will need to either: download the join.me app so I can pass control to you OR I can flip slides for you if you email me your presentation by 0800am on Thursday.

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Expanding CAIS membership through LinkedIn

Added by Sottilare, Robert about 1 month ago

CAIS Members: Please share the message below with your connections on LinkedIn...

Recently, the IEEE Learning Technologies Steering Committee (LTSC) formed a study group to examine the efficacy of standards for a group of technologies known as "adaptive instructional systems (AISs)", computer-based systems that guide learning experiences by customizing instruction automatically without the need for human intervention.

The AIS study group has already conducted one workshop and scheduled others in conjunction with annual conferences (GIFT User Symposium, Intelligent Tutoring System Conference, and AI in Education Conference). One of the topics discussed by the AIS study group is the efficacy of component-level interoperability through standardized messages between learner, instructional, domain, and interface models. This would reduce the cost to maintain and reuse components.

While AISs have been shown to be highly effective, the ROI for these systems could be significantly higher if the time and skill to make them was reduced. Standards can help us with that goal. If you are interested in adaptive instruction, please join us at the Center for Adaptive Instructional Sciences (CAIS) at https://instructionalsciences.org/

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Update: AIS Standards Telecon, Thursday, 22 March at 10am ET

Added by Sottilare, Robert about 1 month ago

Agenda:

  • Outcomes from the AIS standards workshop held 7-8 March in Orlando, FL (Bob Sottilare)
  • Proceedings available on or about 15 April
  • Opportunities for standards (remarks from workshop participants invited)
  • Next steps (discussion)
  • Links between AIS standards study group and ICICLE (discussion)
  • Sottilare - Review of AIS standards sessions at:
  • GIFT Users Symposium (9-11 May, Orlando, Florida)... workshop on morning of 11 May
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference (11-15 June, Montreal, Canada)... workshop day TBD
  • AI in Education Conference (27-30 June, London, UK)... workshop on 30 June
Actions and Discussion Highlights:
  • Sottilare recapped a few discussion threads from the AIS Standards Workshop in Orlando
  • Brawner mentioned AIS Workshop paper by Sottilare & Brawner on component-level interoperability and suggested that there seemed to be general support for this idea
  • Sottilare suggested that the literature highlighted four ITS components (learner, instructional, domain, and interface models)
  • Durlach strongly urged for the separation of assessment from the domain model
  • Sottilare suggested that any future working group closely track what is happening with IEEE standards for XAPI and align any AIS standards to leverage it
  • Johnson supported this idea and noted that the XAPI standard was in the early stages, but was relatively straightforward
  • Reinerman-Jones recommended that a future working group address a standard taxonomy to operationalize AISs
  • Sottilare mentioned the question posed to LTSC: how closely aligned should AIS and ICICLE be aligned? Much discussion, but still an open question; Sottilare will seek guidance from LTSC (action).
  • Durlach mentioned a social collaboration tool that was available through ICICLE, but was unable to access it due to network blocks
  • Reinerman-Jones suggested forming a collaboration group on LinkedIn, but Sottilare countered with a proposal to steer LinkedIn members to the CAIS website (action)

Information to join the conversation follows:

If you have items to cover during this telecon, please send Bob an email at .

How to join the telecon...

If you have a join.me account or want to sign up, please go to: https://join.me/IEEE-CAIS (need to login)

If you want to join as a guest, go to https://join.me, and use Conference ID: 854-669-751 to join the meeting (anonymous login, but asks for your name later)

Dial this number for voice: +1.646.307.1990

If you want to present, you will need to either: download the join.me app so I can pass control to you OR I can flip slides for you if you email me your presentation by 0800am on Thursday.

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 FINAL AGENDA for AIS Standards Workshop

Added by Sottilare, Robert about 2 months ago

12201 Research Parkway, Room 211, Orlando, FL 32826

Note Earlier Start Time

Wednesday: 7 March 2018, Orlando, Florida
0800 - Welcome and Opening Remarks- Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL (15 minutes)
0815 - Keynote Address: Standardization versus Innovation: Seeking Common Ground - Dr. Robbie Robson, Eduworks (30 minutes)
0845 - Discussion Session: Adaptive Instruction System (AIS) Product Categories in 2020 – Avron Barr, IEEE LTSC (1 hour of moderated discussion)
0945 - Break (30 minutes)
1015 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Interaction Standards between Common Components, AISs and Users, and AISs and External Systems - Dr. Jeanine DeFalco, ARL (45 minutes of moderated discussion)
1100 - Paper 7: Exploring Standardization Opportunities by Examining Interaction between Common Adaptive Instructional System Components - Dr. Robert Sottilare & Dr. Keith Brawner, ARL (30 minutes)
1130 - Lunch (1 hour)
1230 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Individual Learner and Team Modeling Standards - Dr. Benjamin Bell, Eduworks (1 hour moderated discussion)
1330 - Paper 5: Standardizing Modeling of User Behaviors: Which Behaviors Matter? - Dr. Ryan Baker & Chad Coleman, University of Pennsylvania - 30 minutes
1400 – Break (30 minutes)
1430 - Paper 8: Multi-Level Learner Modeling Schemes - Dr. Gautam Biswas and Ramkumar Rajendran, Vanderbilt University (30 minutes)
1500 - Paper 9: Bounding the Possibilities for Adaptive Intelligent Systems Standards and Implementation - Dr. Lauren Reinerman, Dr. Elizabeth Lameier and Dr. Daniel Barber, UCF (30 minutes)
1530 – Adjourn for the Day

Thursday: 8 March 2018, Orlando, Florida
0800 – Welcome back and Opening Remarks – Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL (15 minutes)
0815 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Pedagogical Modeling Standards - Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL (1 hour moderated discussion)
0915 - Paper 6: Standardizing a Comprehensive Learning Ontology Repository with Pedagogical Identifiers - Dr. Jeanine DeFalco and Dr. Amy Sommer (30 minutes)
0945 - Break (30 minutes)
1015 – Paper 1: Thoughts on a Design Framework for Adaptive Instructional Systems – Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL
1045 - Paper 4: Standardizing Content and Domain Models in Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Few Ideas – Dr. Xiangen Hu, Dr. Arthur Graesser and Zhiqiang Cai, University of Memphis (30 minutes)
1115 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Domain Modeling Standards - Dr. Xiangen Hu & Dr. Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis (1 hour moderated discussion)(Part 1)
1145 - Lunch (1 hour)
1245 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Domain Modeling Standards - Dr. Xiangen Hu & Dr. Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis (1 hour moderated discussion)(Part 2)
1315 – Paper 3: The Granularity of Adaptive Instructions: Exploring Seven Orders of Time Bands through Learning Curves – Dr. Jong Kim, ARL (30 minutes)
1345 – Break (30 minutes)
1415 - Paper 2: The Potential of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) for Standardizing Adaptive Instructional System Information Exchange and Domain Knowledge – Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL (30 minutes)
1445 – Wrap Up Discussions and Actions (45 minutes)
1530 - Meeting Adjourns

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Draft Agenda for the AIS Standards Workshop #1

Added by Sottilare, Robert about 2 months ago

Wednesday: 7 March 2018, Orlando, Florida
0830 - Welcome and Opening Remarks- Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL (30 minutes)
0900 - Keynote Address: Standardization versus Innovation: Seeking Common Ground - Dr. Benjamin Bell (30 minutes)
0930 - Discussion Session: Adaptive Instruction System (AIS) Product Categories in 2020 – Dr. Avron Barr, IEEE LTSC (1 hour of moderated discussion)
1030 - Break (30 minutes)
1100 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Interaction Standards between Common Components, AISs and Users, and AISs and External Systems - Dr. Jeanine DeFalco, ARL (1 hour of moderated discussion)
1200 - Lunch (1 hour 30 minutes)
1330 - Paper 7: Exploring Standardization Opportunities by Examining Interaction between Common Adaptive Instructional System Components - Dr. Robert Sottilare & Dr. Keith Brawner, ARL (30 minutes)
1400 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Individual Learner and Team Modeling Standards - Dr. Benjamin Bell, Eduworks (1 hour moderated discussion)
1500 – Break
1530 - Paper 5: Standardizing Modeling of User Behaviors: Which Behaviors Matter? - Dr. Ryan Baker & Chad Coleman, University of Pennsylvania - 30 minutes
1600 - Paper 8: Multi-Level Learner Modeling Schemes - Dr. Ramkumar Rajendran, Vanderbilt University (30 minutes)
1630 – Adjourn for the Day

Thursday: 8 March 2018, Orlando, Florida
0830 – Welcome back and Opening Remarks – Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL (15 minutes)
0845 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Pedagogical Modeling Standards - Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL (1 hour moderated discussion)
0945 - Paper 6: Standardizing a Comprehensive Learning Ontology Repository with Pedagogical Identifiers - Dr. Jeanine DeFalco and Dr. Amy Sommer (30 minutes)
1015 - Break (30 minutes)
1045 – Paper 1: Thoughts on a Design Framework for Adaptive Instructional Systems – Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL
1115 - Lunch (1 hour 15 minutes)
1230 - Discussion Session: Opportunities for Domain Modeling Standards - Dr. Xiangen Hu & Dr. Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis (1 hour moderated discussion)
1330 - Paper 4: Standardizing Content and Domain Models in Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Few Ideas – Dr. Xiangen Hu, Dr. Arthur Graesser and Zhiqiang Cai, University of Memphis (30 minutes)
1400 – Break
1430 – Paper 3: The Granularity of Adaptive Instructions: Exploring Seven Orders of Time Bands through Learning Curves – Dr. Jong Kim, ARL (30 minutes)
1500 - Paper 2: The Potential of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) for Standardizing Adaptive Instructional System Information Exchange and Domain Knowledge – Dr. Paula Durlach, ARL (30 minutes)
1530 – Wrap Up and Actions Discussions
1630 - Meeting Adjourns

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