ITTC Project

Intelligent Knowledge Management Environments

Project Award Date: 04-25-2001


The purpose of this project is to define and demonstrate an intelligent knowledge management environment to assist the Defense Information Technology Testbed (DITT)/University After Next (UAN) in providing an advanced reach-back capability for commanders, staff, and other users who have time-critical needs. In particular, knowledge reach-back capabilities are required as part of the Army Agile Commander Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program. Without an intelligent knowledge management environment supported at both ends (knowledge provider and knowledge user), these requirements cannot be met. This project will include the development of a prototype system for the packaging and delivery of extensible and reusable learning object architecture for delivering content online. This project will be accomplished through a coordinated partnership between the e-Learning Design Laboratory at KU, the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), and the UAN.

This project incorporates knowledge management tools developed previously by the Center for Research on Learnings Online Academy, headed by Ed Meyen. The Online Academy was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education to support nationwide pre-service teacher education programs.


Faculty Investigator(s): Scott Hinton (PI), John Gauch (PI), Susan Gauch (PI), Ed Meyen (PI), Ronald Aust (PI)

Student Investigator(s): Suchit Batheja, Abhishek Shivadas, Swathy Giri

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), University After Next (UAN)

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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