Opportunities and Challenges
The main challenge lies in the integration of the STTC into HRED in a manner that is useful to both. Any cognitive psychologists associated with the STTC in Orlando could help to facilitate an increased focus on human factors in training.
Some of the work will likely benefit from a closer link with HRED. The work on real-time monitoring of ECG and GSR signals during computer-based training is a natural point of collaboration with the translational neuroscience group. The current use of galvanic skin response and EEG to measure student arousal seems intrusive and not particularly practical for complex, dynamic training situations. The relationship between EEG and GSR signals and engagement was not obvious, and the generalizability of findings across different contexts and tasks was not clear.
Overall Quality of Research
The overall quality of the work reviewed is good.