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Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 AIS Standards Working Group Approved by IEEE

Added by Sottilare, Robert 7 months ago

Hi... I am very happy to announce that IEEE approved the AIS Standards Working Group... so we will resume biweekly telecons on Thursday, 12 July. I will send out details on the agenda, but I would like your help to recruit members and specifically to recruit industry members.

Please have them sign up on instructionalsciences.org.

Regards,

Bob

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 IEEE P2247 Working Group Telecons

Added by Sottilare, Robert 7 months ago

Hi... assuming we are approved to move forward as a working group, we will resume our biweekly telecons in July.

Please go to the "poll tab" on instructionalsciences.org to indicate your preference for a time to hold the telecons.

Regards,

Bob Sottilare

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Two new quick polls on CAIS website

Added by Sottilare, Robert 8 months ago

Hi... while we are waiting for the approval of our IEEE adaptive instructional systems (AIS) standards working group, I thought it would be useful to solicit your opinion on a couple of questions through the polling mechanism on https:/instructionalsciences.org.

Please log in to the CAIS website to give us your opinion on these two questions:

1. Defining Adaptive Instructional Systems (AISs): In March 2018 at the First AIS Standards Workshop in Orlando, Sottilare & Brawner presented a definition for Adaptive Instructional Systems: "computer-based systems that guide learning experiences by tailoring instruction and recommendations based on the goals, needs, and preferences of each learner in the context of domain learning objectives". How close is this definition to how you see the scope and function of AISs?

2. What should be included in the scope of Adaptive Instructional Systems?

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!

Regards,

Bob

Robert Sottilare, Ph.D.

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 Can't make it to Orlando for GIFTSym6... no worries

Added by Sottilare, Robert 8 months ago

Hi... we have set up a webex to screen share and provide audio from GIFTSym6... note each day is a different webex...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 9 hrs
Meeting number: 904 634 505
Meeting password: XTPPEiqW
Meeting link: https://arl.webex.com/arl/j.php?MTID=m30233687af0f91c5d1878dee9add8ffb

Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 9 hrs
Meeting number: 902 349 957
Meeting password: JjMG2S3P
Meeting link: https://arl.webex.com/arl/j.php?MTID=m8567f120a1525dfb0027f169dec3d329

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 9 hrs
Meeting number: 903 256 250
Meeting password: umkiEXtr
Meeting link: https://arl.webex.com/arl/j.php?MTID=m84668c89561bd309612edb2ef815a2e2

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 GIFTSym6 Final Agenda

Added by Sottilare, Robert 9 months ago

See attachments for directions to Partnership III and parking.

Wednesday Evening, 9 May 2018 - No-Host Dinner, Place: TBD (let Elyse Burmester know whether you will attend on Wednesday morning)

Day 1: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
0745 - Check in, coffee and breakfast
0830 – Welcome & Opening Remarks - Robert Sottilare

GIFT Architecture Session
0845 - Paper 9 - Architecture and Ontology in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Keith Brawner and Michael Hoffman
0910 – Paper 20 - Potential to Migrate ElectronixTutor to GIFT - Andrew Hampton, Xiangen Hu, Arthur Graesser, Zhiqiang Cai and Andrew Tackett
0935 – Paper 17 - Ontology-driven Methods and a Framework for Enabling Hybrid Team Adaptive Training using Task and Sensor-based Performance Evaluation - Perakath Benjamin, Andrew Stephenson and Rodney Long
1000 – Break

Instructional Management Session
1020 – Paper 8 - Instructional Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Benjamin Goldberg
1045 – Paper 27 - A Blended Approach to Adaptive Learning - Barbara Buck, Matt Genova, Robert Sottilare and Benjamin Goldberg
1110 – Paper 24 - Design and Development of an Adaptive Hypermedia-Based Course for Counterinsurgency Training in GIFT: Opportunities and Lessons Learned - Jonathan Rowe, Randall Spain, Bob Pokorny, Bradford Mott, Benjamin Goldberg and James Lester
1135 – Paper 10 - Effects of feedback framing and regulatory focus are task-dependent - Ashley Oiknine, Kimberly Pollard, Peter Khooshabeh, Antony Passaro and Benjamin Files

Lunch – 1135-1300

Domain Modeling & Research Session
1300 – Paper 3 - Expanding Domain Modeling in GIFT: 2018 Update - Robert Sottilare
1325 – Paper 1 - The 2018 Research Psychologist’s Guide to GIFT - Anne Sinatra
Publish Only - Paper 14 - Using the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) for Adaptations in Challenge Levels for Collaborative Problem Solving During a Virtual Reality Scenario with Squad Overmatch Applications and Synthetic Training Environment Compatibility - Christopher Meyer, Mike Kalaf, Lucy Woodman and Zach Heylmun
Publish Only - Paper 31 - Basic Robotics Course - Danielle Julian

Experimentation, Analytics and Evaluation Methods
1350 – Paper 19 - Perceptual-cognitive Training Improves Cross-cultural Communication in a Cadet Population - Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik and Michael Boyce
Publish Only – 15 - Integrating Sensors with GIFT to Maximize Data Exploitation for Improved Learning Analytics - Jong Kim, Robert Sottilare and Keith Brawner
1415 – Break – Technology Demonstrations

Authoring Tools Session
1445 – Paper 4 - The GIFT Authoring Experience: 2018 Update - Rodney Long and Robert Sottilare
1510 – Paper 2 - Incorporating psychomotor skills training into GIFT tutors: Supporting outside-the-box authoring - Debbie Brown, Benjamin Goldberg, Benjamin Bell and Elaine Kelsey
1535 – Paper 21 - Toward Automated Scenario Generation with Deep Reinforcement Learning in GIFT - Jonathan Rowe, Andy Smith, Bob Pokorny, Bradford Mott and James Lester
1600 – Wrap Up Discussion
1630 – Adjourn for the Day

Day 2: Thursday, 10 May 2018
0745 - Check in, coffee and breakfast
0830 - Opening Remarks – Robert Sottilare

Authoring Tools Session (continued)
0845 – Paper 18 - Automating Variation in Training Content for Domain-general Pedagogical Tailoring - Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik and Keith Brawner
0910 – Paper 11 - Integrating Sketch Worksheets into GIFT - Kenneth Forbus, Tom Hinrichs, Samuel Hill and Madeline Usher
0935 – Paper 12 - Iterative Development of the GIFT Wrap Authoring Tool - Fleet Davis, Jennifer Riley and Benjamin Goldberg
1000 – Break

Individual Learner Modeling Session
1030 – Paper 6 - Learner Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Gregory Goodwin
1055 – Paper 28 - Workload-Adaptive Training Scenarios for Synthetic Training Environments - Nathan D. Smith, Thomas Schnell, Christopher M. Reuter, Ezekiel D. Gunnink, and Jason D. Moss
1120 – Paper 22 - Predicting students' unproductive failure on intelligent tutors - Seoyeon Park and Noboru Matsuda

Lunch – 1145-1315

Individual Learner Modeling Session (continued)

1315 – Paper 26 - Modeling Training Efficiency and Return on Investment for Adaptive Training - Gregory Goodwin, James Niehaus and Jong Kim
1340 – Paper 16 - Personality: A Key to Motivating our Learners - Elizabeth Biddle, Elizabeth Lameier, Lauren Reinerman, Gerald Matthews and Michael Boyce

Team Modeling Session
1405 - Paper 7 - Team Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Anne Sinatra
1430 – Break – Technology Demonstrations
1500 – Paper 23 - Team Performance and Assessment in GIFT: Research recommendations based on Lessons Learned from the Squad Overmatch Research Program - Joan Johnston
1525 – Paper 29 - Scenarios for Training Teamwork Skills in Virtual Environments with GIFT - Robert McCormack, Tara Kilcullen, Anne Sinatra, Jeff Beaubian and Tara Brown
1550 - Paper 13 - Towards validating a Mission Command Team Training Model in GIFT for Military Populations - Jeanine Defalco, Robert Davis, Michael Boyce, Erik Kober and Ben Goldberg

1615 – Wrap Up Discussion

1630 – Adjourn for the Day

Day 3: Friday, 11 May 2018

AIS Standards Session
0745 - Check in, coffee and breakfast
0830 - Opening Remarks – Robert Sottilare
0845 – Paper 5 - Developing Standards for Adaptive Instructional Systems: 2018 Update - Robert Sottilare
0915 – Paper 25 - Learning Technology Standards: the New Awakening - Robby Robson
0945 – Discussion – Viable Options for Near-term AIS Standards – Avron Barr (moderator)
1045 – Break
1115 – Wrap Up Discussion
1145 – GIFTSym6 Adjourns

*subject to change

Avatar?id=10&size=24x24 GIFTSym6 Registration

Added by Sottilare, Robert 9 months ago

Hi... we are attempting to get a head count for GIFTSym6... if you planning to attend GIFTSym6 (9-11 May), please email Elyse Burmester at by 1 May to confirm your attendance and to confirm whether you will partake of refreshments ($30 for the duration of the conference).

We are looking forward to seeing everyone and have a great slate of briefings scheduled.

Regards,

Bob

Robert Sottilare
Program Chair, GIFTSym6

Preliminary GIFTSym6 Agenda

Added by Burmester, Elyse 9 months ago

Day 1: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
0830 – Welcome & Opening Remarks - Robert Sottilare
GIFT Architecture Session
0845 - Paper #9 - Architecture and Ontology in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Keith Brawner and Michael Hoffman
0910 – Paper #20 - Potential to Migrate ElectronixTutor to GIFT - Andrew Hampton, Xiangen Hu, Arthur Graesser, Zhiqiang Cai and Andrew Tackett
0935 – Paper #17 - Ontology-driven Methods and a Framework for Enabling Hybrid Team Adaptive Training using Task and Sensor-based Performance Evaluation - Perakath Benjamin, Andrew Stephenson and Rodney Long
1000 – Break
Instructional Management Session
1020 – Paper #8 - Instructional Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Benjamin Goldberg
1045 – Paper #27 - A Blended Approach to Adaptive Learning - Barbara Buck, Matt Genova, Robert Sottilare and Benjamin Goldberg
1110 – Paper #24 - Design and Development of an Adaptive Hypermedia-Based Course for Counterinsurgency Training in GIFT: Opportunities and Lessons Learned - Jonathan Rowe, Randall Spain, Bob Pokorny, Bradford Mott, Benjamin Goldberg and James Lester
1135 – Paper #10 - Effects of feedback framing and regulatory focus are task-dependent - Ashley Oiknine, Kimberly Pollard, Peter Khooshabeh, Antony Passaro and Benjamin Files
Lunch – 1135-1300
Domain Modeling & Research Session
1300 – Paper #3 - Expanding Domain Modeling in GIFT: 2018 Update - Robert Sottilare
1325 – Paper #1 - The 2018 Research Psychologist’s Guide to GIFT - Anne Sinatra
Publish Only - Paper #14 - Using the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) for Adaptations in Challenge Levels for Collaborative Problem Solving During a Virtual Reality Scenario with Squad Overmatch Applications and Synthetic Training Environment Compatibility - Christopher Meyer, Mike Kalaf, Lucy Woodman and Zach Heylmun
Experimentation, Analytics and Evaluation Methods
1350 – Paper #26 - Modeling Training Efficiency and Return on Investment for Adaptive Training - Gregory Goodwin, James Niehaus and Jong Kim
Publish Only – 15 - Integrating Sensors with GIFT to Maximize Data Exploitation for Improved Learning Analytics - Jong Kim, Robert Sottilare and Keith Brawner
1415 – Break – Technology Demonstrations
Authoring Tools Session
1445 – Paper #4 - The GIFT Authoring Experience: 2018 Update - Rodney Long and Robert Sottilare
1510 – Paper #2 - Incorporating psychomotor skills training into GIFT tutors: Supporting outside-the-box authoring - Debbie Brown, Benjamin Goldberg, Benjamin Bell and Elaine Kelsey
1535 – Paper #21 - Toward Automated Scenario Generation with Deep Reinforcement Learning in GIFT - Jonathan Rowe, Andy Smith, Bob Pokorny, Bradford Mott and James Lester
1600 – Wrap Up Discussion
1630 – Adjourn for the Day

Day 2: Thursday, 10 May 2018
0830 - Opening Remarks – Robert Sottilare
Authoring Tools Session (continued)
0845 – Paper #18 - Automating Variation in Training Content for Domain-general Pedagogical Tailoring - Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik and Keith Brawner
0910 – Paper #11 - Integrating Sketch Worksheets into GIFT - Kenneth Forbus, Tom Hinrichs, Samuel Hill and Madeline Usher
0935 – Paper#12 - Iterative Development of the GIFT Wrap Authoring Tool - Fleet Davis, Jennifer Riley and Benjamin Goldberg
1000 – Break
Individual Learner Modeling Session
1030 – Paper #6 - Learner Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Gregory Goodwin
1055 – Paper #28 - Workload-Adaptive Training Scenarios for Synthetic Training Environments - Thomas Schnell, Christopher M. Reuter, Ezekiel D. Gunnink, Nathan D. Smith and Jason D. Moss
1120 – Paper #22 - Predicting students' unproductive failure on intelligent tutors - Seoyeon Park and Noboru Matsuda
Lunch – 1145-1315
Individual Learner Modeling Session
1315 – Paper #19 - Perceptual-cognitive Training Improves Cross-cultural Communication in a Cadet Population - Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik and Michael Boyce
1340 – Paper #16 - Personality: A Key to Motivating our Learners - Elizabeth Biddle, Elizabeth Lameier, Lauren Reinerman, Gerald Matthews and Michael Boyce
Team Modeling Session
1405 - Paper #7 - Team Models in the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring: 2018 Update - Anne Sinatra
1430 – Break – Technology Demonstrations
1500 – Paper #23 - Team Performance and Assessment in GIFT: Research recommendations based on Lessons Learned from the Squad Overmatch Research Program - Joan Johnston
1525 – Paper #29 - Scenarios for Training Teamwork Skills in Virtual Environments with GIFT - Robert McCormack, Tara Kilcullen, Anne Sinatra, Jeff Beaubian and Tara Brown
1550 - Paper #13 - Towards validating a Mission Command Team Training Model in GIFT for Military Populations - Jeanine Defalco, Robert Davis, Michael Boyce, Erik Kober and Ben Goldberg
1615 – Wrap Up Discussion
1630 – Adjourn for the Day

Day 3: Friday, 11 May 2018
AIS Standards Session
0830 - Opening Remarks – Robert Sottilare
0845 – Paper #5 - Developing Standards for Adaptive Instructional Systems: 2018 Update - Robert Sottilare
0915 – Paper #25 - Learning Technology Standards: the New Awakening - Robby Robson
0945 – Discussion – Viable Options for Near-term AIS Standards – Avron Barr (moderator)
1045 – Break
1115 – Wrap Up Discussion
1145 – GIFTSym6 Adjourns

*subject to change

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

Added by Sottilare, Robert 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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/

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