UAV Workshop

The term “unmanned” is misleading when used in the context of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as well as other remotely operated vehicles.  UAV operations involve many people ranging from those in the UAV ground control station and Air Operations Center to those in nearby manned aircraft.  Analogies of UAV operations to manned flight or air traffic control tasks misrepresent the complexity of UAV operations. Trends toward reduced staffing of operations, increased number of vehicles to control, and integration with other air operations and combat functions are all associated with critical human factors issues. 

CERI will host its Fourth Annual Human Factors of UAVs Workshop May 21, 22, and 23, 2007.  This workshop follows on the heels of the highly successful First, Second, and Third Annual Human Factors of UAVs Workshops.  The objective of this workshop is to unite the human factors research community with the UAV operational community and UAV developers to identify the critical human factors challenges associated with UAV operations and provide a venue for disseminating peer-reviewed research results in this growing area. 

2007 Workshop

2006 Workshop

2005 Workshop

2004 Workshop

Storytelling as an Instructional Method Workshop:

The workshop, "Storytelling as an instructional method: In search of theoretical and empirical foundations" produced a large number of fascinating ideas about the nature of storytelling, and ways that we might go forward in researching how best to use stories for instruction. One of my goals in organizing the workshop was to attempt to determine if there is indeed enough difference between the four types of storytelling instructional methods (case-based, narrative-based, problem-based, and scenario-based) to consider them as related but separate entities. As I read the minutes from the workshop that are shown on the main page of this site, and think about our conversations at the workshop, I believe the answer is that the differences between the four methods are significant enough that we should consider them as separate entities. I believe the workshop pointed out those differences on a number of dimensions of the four storytelling types. A few of those dimensions are; origin, goals, uses, instructional effectiveness for different domains of learning, and methods of evaluation.

Storytelling Workshop

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