Supporting Hybrid Courses with Closed-Loop Adaptive Training Technology

  • James E. McCarthy
  • John L. Wayne
  • Brian J. Deters
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 17)


At the beginning of this millennium, the U.S. Navy was faced with a high-stakes course, aging equipment, and an academic drop rate that was becoming unaffordable. To combat these problems, they turned to advanced training technology that provided students with tailored instruction and an increased volume of supervised practice opportunities. In this chapter, we discuss this technology, how it was incorporated into the course, and the effect that it, along with other instructional interventions had on performance.


Learner Model Drop Rate Intelligent Tutoring System Training Technology Instructor Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. McCarthy
    • 1
  • John L. Wayne
    • 1
  • Brian J. Deters
    • 2
  1. 1.Sonalysts, Inc.WaterfordUSA
  2. 2.Center for Surface Combat SystemsDahlgrenUSA

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