A Framework for Model-Based Adaptive Training

Workmanship Domain - Conclusion

The demonstrator presented in this chapter covers a large subject area in an industrial domain which has been implemented with a set of distinct models.

The domain models have been developed using a concurrent development methodology (see Section 3.5.1 Concurrent Engineering). A diagnostic model and a simulation models for this demonstrator have been created by different members of the MOBIT project.

The training system design along different model dimensions, the demonstrator workmanship expert model, the process expert model and the model switching mechanism have been researched and implemented by the author. The trainer and expert training models have been programmed with the RuleWorks language which is extended with SOAR-like functionality.

Demonstrator sample screens for presentation, example, practice and assessment training units can be found in MOBIT workshop proceedings (e.g., [MOBIT 1996, W15] ). The trainee interface is driven by a training unit generator module, which enables a trainee to use a variety of World-Wide-Web navigation tools.

A generic trainer agent can operate on multiple modelling dimensions to deliver adaptive training unique to individual trainee needs. In the initial Proto-MOBAT framework (see Section 4.10), the trainer agent has been presented as reasoning about the trainee using a trainee model.

The trainee model has a static (off-line) trainee profile and a dynamic (on-line) representation. The specification of the trainee model and completion of the MOBAT framework is presented in the next chapter.

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