Project: Formal verification and optimization of adaptive training systems for marine simulators

 

This project aims to develop computer simulations to explore and determine optimized tutoring strategies to improve learning of ice-management operations. The main objective is to develop a set of tools to verify and optimize the design of adaptive instructional systems (AIS). These systems are automated expert instructors that guide the trainees through optimal and personalized learning pathways.

The anticipated benefits of the project are:

  • an increase in knowledge of the cognitive demands and skill acquisition related to ship operations in sea ice
  • a cost reduction of training-scenario development by testing alternative learning scenarios and instructional designs prior to empirical validation with human participants
  • an increase in training efficiency using optimized scenarios and adaptive instructions

Collaborators:

Project team:

  • Josh Barnes, Research Council Officer, Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, NRC
  • Dr. Bruno Emond, Senior Research Officer, Digital Technologies Research Centre, NRC
  • Dr. Brian Veitch, Professor and NSERC/Husky Energy Industrial Research Chair in Safety at Sea, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dr. Jennifer Smith, Instructor (Research), School of Maritime Studies, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
  • Dr. Randy Billard, President and CEO, Virtual Marine
  • 1 post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Contact us

Allison Kennedy, Research Officer,
Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, NRC
Telephone: 709-631-8569
Email: Allison.Kennedy@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Dr. Jonathan Power, Senior Research Officer,
Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre
Telephone: 709-772-8430
Email: Jonathan.Power@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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