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    Extended attention span training system

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    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to sustain attention long enough to perform activities such as schoolwork or organized play. Treatments for this disorder include medication and brainwave biofeedback training. Brainwave biofeedback training systems feed back information to the trainee showing him how well he is producing the brainwave pattern that indicates attention. The Extended Attention Span Training (EAST) system takes the concept a step further by making a video game more difficult as the player's brainwaves indicate that attention is waning. The trainee can succeed at the game only by maintaining an adequate level of attention. The EAST system is a modification of a biocybernetic system that is currently being used to assess the extent to which automated flight management systems maintain pilot engagement. This biocybernetic system is a product of a program aimed at developing methods to evaluate automated flight deck designs for compatibility with human capabilities. The EAST technology can make a contribution in the fields of medical neuropsychology and neurology, where the emphasis is on cautious, conservative treatment of youngsters with attention disorders

    An intelligent simulation training system

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    The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Central Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and General Electric (SCSD) have been funded by the State of Florida to build an Intelligent Simulation Training System. The objective was and is to make the system generic except for the domain expertise. Researchers accomplished this objective in their prototype. The system is modularized and therefore it is easy to make any corrections, expansions or adaptations. The funding by the state of Florida has exceeded $3 million over the past three years and through the 1990 fiscal year. UCF has expended in excess of 15 work years on the project. The project effort has been broken into three major tasks. General Electric provides the simulation. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides the domain expertise. The University of Central Florida has constructed the generic part of the system which is comprised of several modules that perform the tutoring, evaluation, communication, status, etc. The generic parts of the Intelligent Simulation Training Systems (ISTS) are described

    Oii-web: An interactive online programming contest training system

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    In this paper we report our experience, related to the online training for the Italian and International Olympiads in Informatics. We developed an interactive online system, based on CMS, the grading system used in several major programming contests including the International Olympiads in Informatics (IOI), and used it in three distinct context: training students for the Italian Olympiads in Informatics (OII), training teachers in order to be able to assist students for the OII, and training the Italian team for the IOI. The system, that is freely available, proved to be a game changer for the whole italian olympiads in informatics ecosystem: in one year, we almost doubled the participation to OII, from 13k to 21k secondary school students. The system is developed basing on the Contest Management System (CMS, http://cms- dev.github.io/), so it is highly available to extensions supporting, for instance, the pro- duction of feedback on problems solutions submitted by trainees. The system is also freely available, with the idea of allowing for support to alternative necessities and developmen

    The vocational education and training system in the Netherlands

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    Effectiveness of learning transfer in National Dual Training System (NDTS)

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    Learning transfer is the ultimate goal of any training programme. The new Malaysian skills training is based on the dual learning principle in which trainees alternate between attending theoretical classes in the skills training institute and receiving on�the-job training at worksite. This new paradigm of skills training is better known as National Dual Training System (NDTS). The main problem is that there were complaints from the employers that the competencies of the output of the skills training in Malaysia are of poor quality. This was due to low absorption of learning transfer performance from training places to workplace. Apart from that there were little studies related to the effectiveness of learning transfer due to there is no acceptable way and mean to measure the learning transfer. The aim of this study was to ascertain on whether the effectiveness of learning transfer did occurred in the automotive mechatronics of NDTS programme. The research focus area is the Mechatronics Automotive course. A longitudinal study method was employed as the research methodology. The participants of this research were the trainees and coaches from NDTS Mechatronics Automotive course. The study utilised the self�administered questionnaire, semi-structured interview, focus group and case study. Measuring 16 factors of the Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI) plus 3 factors derived from literature review and expert group discussion enable the researcher to determine the relationship between the learning transfer factors. It was found that NDTS training programme appears to have facilitated the positive transfer and near transfer from training situation to workplace environment. The findings of multiple regressions result suggest that the predictive variables explained 43.9% variance that has significance effect on the effectiveness of learning transfer. Apparently, the most influential dimensions of the effectiveness of learning transfer in NDTS were revealed as the course content, training delivery and working tasks. Interestingly, result indicated that the effectiveness of learning transfer in NDTS had occurred by the overall framework accuracy percentage of 79.2%. Therefore, the emerging effectiveness of learning transfer framework of NDTS in Malaysia is propose

    An intelligent position-specific training system for mission operations

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    Marshall Space Flight Center's (MSFC's) payload ground controller training program provides very good generic training; however, ground controller position-specific training can be improved by including position-specific training systems in the training program. This report explains why MSFC needs to improve payload ground controller position-specific training. The report describes a generic syllabus for position-specific training systems, a range of system designs for position-specific training systems, and a generic development process for developing position-specific training systems. The report also describes a position-specific training system prototype that was developed for the crew interface coordinator payload operations control center ground controller position. The report concludes that MSFC can improve the payload ground controller training program by incorporating position-specific training systems for each ground controller position; however, MSFC should not develop position-specific training systems unless payload ground controller position experts will be available to participate in the development process
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