Research

 

Focus

Generally, my research focuses on teams, team training, virtual collaboration, and computer-supported cooperative work. Recently, my work has focused on developing Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems (ITTSs) that effectively and efficiently tutor teams in various domains.

Lab Description

The research in the Teamwork, Collaboration, and Training (TCT) lab can be applied to multiple domains - for example, academia, healthcare, or military - where team training is critical to maintaining capable team and task skills. Generally, this lab studies areas such as computer-supported cooperative work, team training, and virtual collaboration. The focus of this lab is to develop agents (e.g., Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems) and training environments that efficiently improve teamwork by sharpening task and team skills. Research thus far has focused on developing an Intelligent Team Tutoring System that provides feedback in a way that enhances team performance.

Publications

  • Musick, G., Maloney, D., Flathmann, C., McNeese, N. J., & Walton, J. (2020). Differentiated Instruction further Realized through Teacher-Agent Teaming. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 64(1), 1318–1322. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181320641315

  • Ostrander, A., Bonner, D., Walton, J., Slavina, A., Ouverson, K., Kohl, A., … Winer, E. (2020). Evaluation of an Intelligent Team Tutoring System for a Collaborative Two-Person Problem: Surveillance. Computers in Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.01.006

  • Gilbert, S. B., Dorneich, M. C., Walton, J., & Winer, E. (2018). Five Lenses on Team Tutor Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach. In J. Johnston, R. Sottilare, A. M. Sinatra, & C. S. Burke (Eds.), Building Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Teams (pp. 247–277). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

  • Ouverson, K., Iglesias-Pena, M., Walton, J., Gilbert, S. B., & Dorneich, M. (2018). What Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems Can Learn from Human-Agent Teams. In R. Nkambou, R. Azevedo, & J. Vassileva (Eds.), Proceedings of the Technology, Mind, and Society (pp. 1–1). https://doi.org/10.1145/3183654.3183701

  • Monaghan, Q., Walton, J., Gilbert, S. B., & Sharma, A. (2018). The Software-Based Challenges Faced by Traffic Incident Managers. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

  • Ouverson, K., Ostrander, A., MacAllister, A., Kohl, A., Walton, J., Gilbert, S. B., … Sinatra, A. M. (2018). Team Training for Enemy Identification Using an Intelligent Tutoring System. Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Retrieved from http://www.iitsecdocs.com/search

  • Helgerson, A., Walton, J., Loya, C., Kawell, C., Atwell, K., Monaghan, Q., … Sharma, A. (2018). Developing an Optimized UI for Traffic Incident Managers. Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621067

  • Walton, J., Ostrander, A., Ouverson, K., Gilbert, S., Dorneich, M., Winer, E., & Sinatra, A. (2018). Feedback Design Considerations for Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems. In Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

  • Bonner, D., Walton, J., Dorneich, M., Gilbert, S. B., & Sottilare, R. A. (2015). The Development of a Testbed to Assess an Intelligent Tutoring System for Teams. Proceedings of the Workshops at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 31–37.

  • Walton, J., Gilbert, S. B., Winer, E., Dorneich, M., & Bonner, D. (2015). Evaluating Distributed Teams with the Team Multiple Errands Test. Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

  • Walton, J., Bonner, D., Walker, K., Mater, S., Dorneich, M., Gilbert, S. B., & West, R. (2015). The Team Multiple Errands Test: A Platform to Evaluate Distributed Teams. Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW’15 Companion, 247–250. https://doi.org/10.1145/2685553.2699018

  • Bonner, D., Gilbert, S. B., Dorneich, M., Burke, S., Walton, J., Ray, C., & Winer, E. (2014). Taxonomy of Teams, Team Tasks, and Tutors. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Users Symposium. Army Research Laboratory.

  • Walton, J., Dorneich, M., Gilbert, S. B., Bonner, D., Winer, E., & Ray, C. (2014). Modality and Timing of Team Feedback: Implications for GIFT. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Users Symposium. Army Research Laboratory.