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Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone Dec 2016

Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone

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This paper will describe a synopsis of the development and application of a survey instrument to assess team skills and professional development outcomes of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a human factors course. TBL is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual student preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problem solving exercises completed by student learning teams. As an evolving teaching method, TBL appears to be producing new empirical learning outcomes in areas that have only preliminarily been explored. Traditionally, the effectiveness of TBL has ...


An Evaluation Of Cognitive Skill Degradation In Information Automation, Katherine Volz, Euijung Yang, Rachel Dudley, Elizabeth Lynch, Maria Dropps, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

An Evaluation Of Cognitive Skill Degradation In Information Automation, Katherine Volz, Euijung Yang, Rachel Dudley, Elizabeth Lynch, Maria Dropps, Michael Dorneich

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The purpose of this research is to investigate long term effects of cognitive skill degradation through theuse of automation. Even though advanced studies have looked into information automation (IA) in aviation,the amount of empirical data on the effects of these systems on the retention of cognitive skills is lessdeeply examined. Measurement and analysis of the effects of IA on cognitive performance is an importantfirst step in understanding cognitive skill degradation, which should be considered during the design ofthese systems. The use of an automation aid is expected to result in a high level of performance degradationover time. Participants were ...


A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich

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This work lays the foundation for creating gender neutral web design guidelines by determining the following: the gendering of web design element examples (including whether some examples are distinctly masculine or feminine), the perceived professionalism of design elements, and whether there is an interaction between gender and professionalism. Designing for a particular gender is common in both product and web design, but in many situations is exclusionary. In the study, participants rated a series of graphical element examples in six categories: Font, Color, Image, Shape, Texture and Mixed Elements. Participants rated each element on their femininity, masculinity and professionalism. Some ...


Developing Game-Based Learning Requirements To Increase Female Middle School Students Interest In Computer Science, Desmond Bonner, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

Developing Game-Based Learning Requirements To Increase Female Middle School Students Interest In Computer Science, Desmond Bonner, Michael Dorneich

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This paper presents work on the development of a Game-Based Learning (GBL) application’s requirements for female middle school students which teaches fundamental concepts of programming. Currently, there are not enough students who desire to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) career fields. Additionally, female are underrepresented in STEM fields, and increased female participation may help partially address this gap. GBL was used to encourage middle school student interest in STEM by allowing them to practice computer science concepts in engaging contexts outside the classroom. The game Sorceress of Seasons was built to teach fundamental programming concepts, and was ...


Evaluation Of Etiquette Strategies To Adapt Feedback In Affect-Aware Tutoring, Euijung Yang, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

Evaluation Of Etiquette Strategies To Adapt Feedback In Affect-Aware Tutoring, Euijung Yang, Michael Dorneich

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The purpose of this research is to investigate how to mitigate user frustration and improve task performancein the context of human-computer interaction (HCI). Even though user frustration plays a role in manyaspects of HCI and studies have looked into the consequences of frustration in various fields, the ways tomitigate frustration are less deeply examined. Once the system has the ability to understand and includeuser emotions as factors in HCI, the interaction between the user and the computer system could be adaptedif the computers are able to modify its behavior with users in appropriate ways to further joint performance.Specifically, a ...


Using Human Factors To Establish Occupant Task Lists For Office Building Simulations, Kelly Kalvelage, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

Using Human Factors To Establish Occupant Task Lists For Office Building Simulations, Kelly Kalvelage, Michael Dorneich

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The purpose of this research is to establish an in-depth understanding of task-related occupant behaviors toserve as the basis for the design of an occupant-building interaction interface. Building simulations arefrequently used to design buildings and predict energy performance. Yet, all of these assumptions are relatedto occupant behavior and interactions with the building. In an occupant-controlled environment, anunderstanding of the occupant decision-making process must be represented in the simulation task lists.Current task lists assume general occupant behaviors based on averages, and lack the details required for thisunderstanding. This paper looks to strike a balance between simplicity and complexity in the ...


The Hidden Challenges Of Team Tutor Development, Desmond Bonner, Anna Slavina, Anastacia Macallister, Joseph Holub, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anne M. Sinatra, Michael C. Dorneich, Eliot H. Winer Jan 2016

The Hidden Challenges Of Team Tutor Development, Desmond Bonner, Anna Slavina, Anastacia Macallister, Joseph Holub, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anne M. Sinatra, Michael C. Dorneich, Eliot H. Winer

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This paper describes the unexpected challenges of team tutor development such as the task and logistics. Previously, a research team from Iowa State University (ISU) working with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) developed the reconnaissance (Recon) task for simple team tutoring with the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) (Bonner et al., 2015; Gilbert et al., 2015). Considerations were included for the testing environment such as audio-based team interactions, initialization of the scenario simultaneously, and the inclusion of eyetracking and screen capture technology. Throughout the process of tutor development, several computational challenges have been encountered such as the ...


Decision-Based Learning For A Sophomore Level Thermodynamics Course, Matthew Hagge, Mostafa Amin-Naseri, Stephen B. Gilbert, John K. Jackman, Enruo Guo, Gloria Starns, Leann E. Faidley Jan 2015

Decision-Based Learning For A Sophomore Level Thermodynamics Course, Matthew Hagge, Mostafa Amin-Naseri, Stephen B. Gilbert, John K. Jackman, Enruo Guo, Gloria Starns, Leann E. Faidley

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Decision based learning for a sophomore level thermodynamics courseAn electronic tutor was designed and used to study the effectiveness of a new pedagogy calledDecision Based Learning. Decision based learning (DBL) has similarities to existing activelearning methods, but differs in the following important ways: 1) learning consists of developinga general to specific decision set that students can use to solve novel problems 2) students practicemaking the decisions in the instructor decision set, and are given help with understanding. Thegoal of this method is to improve student understanding through the process of decision makingso that they have a better chance of solving ...


Evaluating Producer Selection Policies In Intermediated Regional Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach, Caroline C. Krejci, Richard T. Stone, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert Jan 2015

Evaluating Producer Selection Policies In Intermediated Regional Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach, Caroline C. Krejci, Richard T. Stone, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert

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The recent increase in demand for regionally-produced food has resulted in a need for more efficient distribution methods. To connect regional food producers and consumers, intermediated regional food supply networks have developed. The intermediary, known as a regional food hub, serves as an aggregation point for products and information and may also act as a filter to ensure that the requirements of both producers and consumers are consistently met. This paper describes an empirically-based agent-based model of a regional food network in central Iowa that is intermediated by a food hub. The model was used to test a variety of ...


Flight Deck Information Automation: A Human-In-The-Loop In-Trail Procedure Simulation Study, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley Jan 2015

Flight Deck Information Automation: A Human-In-The-Loop In-Trail Procedure Simulation Study, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley

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Information automation systems are generally intended to support pilot tasks and improve flightcrew awareness and decision making, but not to directly control the aircraft or its systems. As a result these systems do not include cases where automation decisions and actions directly affect the aircraft performance, flight path or systems. Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) operational concepts and technologies will dramatically affect both the types and amount of information available on flight decks. Much of that information will be produced by flight deck information automation systems that collect, process, and present that information to the flightcrew. It is therefore ...


Lvc Interaction Within A Mixed Reality Training System, Brian Pollock, Eliot H. Winer, Stephen B. Gilbert, Julio De La Cruz Jan 2012

Lvc Interaction Within A Mixed Reality Training System, Brian Pollock, Eliot H. Winer, Stephen B. Gilbert, Julio De La Cruz

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The United States military is increasingly pursuing advanced live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training systems for reduced cost, greater training flexibility, and decreased training times. Combining the advantages of realistic training environments and virtual worlds, mixed reality LVC training systems can enable live and virtual trainee interaction as if co-located. However, LVC interaction in these systems often requires constructing immersive environments, developing hardware for live-virtual interaction, tracking in occluded environments, and an architecture that supports real-time transfer of entity information across many systems. This paper discusses a system that overcomes these challenges to empower LVC interaction in a reconfigurable, mixed ...


Omniscribe – Enhancing Aar In An Lvc Environment, Alden Peterson, Stephen B. Gilbert, Eliot H. Winer, Jeffrey Welch, Julio De La Cruz, Hector Gonzalez Jan 2012

Omniscribe – Enhancing Aar In An Lvc Environment, Alden Peterson, Stephen B. Gilbert, Eliot H. Winer, Jeffrey Welch, Julio De La Cruz, Hector Gonzalez

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Innovations in live, virtual and constructive (LVC) environments geared for US military joint force training allow a more effective utilization of space and time for training exercises across the globe. As this use becomes more prominent, the need for a suitable after action review (AAR) tool to incorporate an ever-increasing number of data sources is fast becoming a requirement. To perform an AAR fully, data from a variety of input sources must be saved, synchronized, and analyzed. It is important to equip military trainers with an effective tool to facilitate this need for comprehensive data in AARs to maximize the ...