The Learning Chameleon, Inc.
The Learning Chameleon, Inc. is a worldwide leader in developing models of how students develop 21st century problem solving skills. The company's IMMEX™ software assisted learning in more than 150,000 students in classrooms internationally by integrating these multimedia simulations into a unique web-based learning platform for modeling strategic thinking and problem solving. These models help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators make informed educational decisions through the continual, and real-time evaluation problem solving progress. We accomplish this by leveraging existing proprietary libraries of tasks, data sets and advance intelligence-derived performance models, and then extending them with cutting-edge technologies such as second-by-second Cognitive Electrophysiology models. During the past several years The Learning Chameleon, Inc. has applied these technologies and developed Team NeuroDynamics.
While most people can recognize if a team is in the groove or out of synch, it is more difficult to predict when changes in the state will occur, yet having this ability would be important for dynamically adapting team performance. If we can predict when a team is going out of synch, we can provide real-time feedback to help prevent performance errors, lapses in communication or lapses in attention. From the perspective of complexity science, teams can be thought of as self-organized flows of information spanning biological processes and broader behavioral activities. As team members interact, there are information flows, often turbulent, that organize periodically around a common goal only to change form again as the task and environment evolve. Our research seeks to determine how these information flows can be quantified and tracked at multiple levels as teams develop expertise. This approach is applicable to all forms of teams and has been empirically validated with US Navy submarine navigation teams, entrepreneurial teams, high school problem solvers, as well as healthcare teams. In this way the company, like its name sake successfully blends within and across educational, training and assessment environments.
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Dr. Stevens is Professor (Emeritus), UCLA School of Medicine and a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute. Dr. Stevens is the developer of the technology-based UCLA-IMMEX™ problem-authoring and solving project. Funded in part by NSF, DARPA, Department of Education, and multiple private donors, this project engaged hundreds of teachers and tens of thousands of students in STEM-related problem solving. Among other awards, he has received the ‘Foundations of Augmented Cognition’ award from the Augmented Cognition Society and the Leland S. Kollmorgen 'Spirit of Innovation Award'.
In his role as the CEO of The Learning Chameleon, Inc., his recent research has focused on using EEG-derived measures to investigate team neurodynamics settings as diverse as Submarine Piloting and Navigation by Navy teams high school problem solving teams and more recently healthcare teams. These studies are leading to quantitative teamwork models showing how teams cognitively organize in response to environmental and task changes. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Office of Naval Research, Department of Education, and private donors.
Trysha is the director of research for The Learning Chameleon/IMMEX™ laboratory and co-author of dozens of peer reviewed publications. Her Cognitive Electrophysiological research interests blend the population based advantages of probabilistic performance modeling with the detection of neurophysiologic signals to help personalize/accelerate the individual and team learning processes as well as to construct models of teamwork illustrating cognitive organization patterns in complex education and training activities as diverse as Submarine Piloting and Navigation by Navy teams, High School problem solving and Healthcare teams.