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Adaptive Decision-Making:

Part-Task Military Trainer


Early Mockup of Scenario Adaptation Schedule


A computer-based adaptive trainer is in development for training a complex decision-making task for the military.  

My role:   Co-Investigator

- Coordinated extensively with subject matter experts (SMEs) and military instructors to create instructional content and instructional feedback for over 100 decision-making scenarios
- Designed (wireframed) the adaptive computer testbed scenario layout and feedback screens
- Tested content and testbed prototype with military population end-users
- Developed assessment metrics and designed experiments to test training effectiveness
- Contributed to the trainer’s adaptation algorithm based on adult learning theory in the scientific literature



Johnson C.I., Marraffino M.D., Whitmer D.E., Bailey S.K.T. (2019) Developing an Adaptive Trainer for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. In: Sottilare R., Schwarz J. (eds) Adaptive Instructional Systems. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11597. Springer, Cham doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22341-0_25

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