Pozivamo Vas na 38. Fakultetski seminar Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta, u petak 20. rujna 2019. u amfiteatru 3F-A-1-1 u 11:00 sati na kojem će Dr. Ray Perez održati predavanje pod naslovom:  Cognitive Science of Learning Brief at the University of Split

Sažetak predavanja:

Dr Perez will present a Cognitive Science of Learning Program at the Office of Naval Research and give an insight in research activities and funding opportunities. He will present some of the funded projects, such as:

Training Technologies:

  • Intelligent tutoring System (e.g., STEM, Reading Comprehension, and writing tutors)
  • Game based training (e.g., video & damage control games)
  • Job Performance Aids using Augmented Reality
  • Immersive training environments (e.g., Augmented & Virtual Reality)

Individual differences: use of neuro-imaging techniques to:

  • Identify second language and computer programing ability
  • Neural signatures and ontology of concept acquisition (e.g., physics concepts)

Neuro-biology of learning:

  • First ever depiction of Memory maps in CA1 region of the hippocampus during memory formation
  • Impact of video-games on brain plasticity increased perceptual (e.g., visual-spatial) and cognitive abilities (e.g., visual intelligence)


O predavaču:

Dr. Ray S. Perez (USA) is a senior scientist and Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, VA.  In this capacity, he is responsible for managing ONR’s Cognitive Science of Learning Program.  Dr. Perez received a Doctorate and Master’s degree Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles California.

Dr. Perez is conducting research in the development of new theories and methods for the assessment of human abilities. Its goal is to provide the underlying science and technology for effectiveness. Recognized as a Department of Defense (DoD) leader in learning, he was asked by the Chief of Naval Research to be the lead program manager for ONR’s STEM grand challenge. This program’s primary objective is to develop the next generation of Intelligent tutors in four STEM areas that are faster, cheaper, and better (e.g., achieve a 2-sigma improvement in performance). Another objective of this research effort was to apply what is learned in creating STEM tutors to military training.

Dr. Perez’s research in the areas of technology-based education and training spans over 30 years.  Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards for his work in advanced learning technologies.  He has edit six books on the use of technology in education and training. The most recent, Using Games and Simulations for Teaching and assessment: Key Issues, published by Routledge, 2016. A completed list of his numerous book chapter, scientific journal articles, technical reports and presented scientific papers at professional meetings will be provide upon request. Prior to coming to ONR he served as program manager for the Presidential Technology Initiative Program at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). While at DoDEA he was the Director of the K‒12 program within the Advanced Distribute Learning Initiative, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Readiness and Training. Earlier, he was principal scientist in Simulation and Advanced Instructional Systems, at the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (ARI) and was an assistant professor, in the Department of Psychology, at California State University Dominguez Hills, California.  Dr. Perez continues to serve as an educational technology expert on various review panels including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Academy Sciences (NAS), Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), and JCP-1 for Modelling and Simulation, USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (US). Dr.  Perez was the co-chair of NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel’s HFM-RTG 237 Assessment of Intelligent Tutoring Systems Technologies and opportunities.

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