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Conventional Training Versus Game-Based Training

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77089
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-006-0086
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Information in Place, Inc.
Suite 206 501 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN 47404-3743
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Conventional Training Versus Game-Based Training
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-M-0242
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal outlines a plan to create a toolkit consisting of: 1. A methodology derived from theory and research on human performance training (HPT), research on learning, and instructional design; 2. A 3D taxonomy/matrix that maps training objectives and learning processes with game characteristics, in order to guide decision-making processes for choosing and using specific game-based training approaches; 3. Guidelines for using the methodology and taxonomy/matrix to choose game-based training solutions, or to design new games and/or approaches; and 4. A prototype tool that provides guidance for developing game-based training solutions and calculating return on investment. BENEFITS: The primary benefits of our development path are that the Navy and the Department of Defense will be provided with means to evaluate and select appropriate training modes among conventional and game-based approaches that will find application in all the Services. Commercialization within the Navy and other components of DoD will be driven by the need to select training modalities appropriate to learning objectives, cost- benefit, and other factors. On the commercial side, there is high demand for flexible training products that have been proven in the military domain, and we will target this market based on opportunities identified during Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Sonny E. Kirkley
CEO
8128564202
sonny@informationinplace.com

Business Contact:

Thomas E. Myers
VP, Business Development
8128564202
tmyers@informationinplace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFORMATION IN PLACE, INC.
501 North Morton Street Suite 206 Bloomington, IN 47404

EIN/Tax ID: 352084682
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
INDIANA UNIV.
530 E. Kirkwood Avenue Carmich
Bloomington, IN 47408
Contact: Michael McRobbie
Contact Phone: (812) 855-0516
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university