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MICROMENTOR WAS ASKED BY THE EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA CABLE COOPERATIVE, A…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1276
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1276
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Micromentor Inc.
4949 Morgan Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: MICROMENTOR WAS ASKED BY THE EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA CABLE COOPERATIVE, A CONSORTIUM OF SEVEN RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, FOR HELP IN DEVELOPING FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS USING MICROCOMPUTER-VIDEODISC TECHNOLOGY, WITH CABLE TV AS A DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM.
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $15,900.00
 

Abstract:

MICROMENTOR WAS ASKED BY THE EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA CABLE COOPERATIVE, A CONSORTIUM OF SEVEN RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, FOR HELP IN DEVELOPING FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS USING MICROCOMPUTER-VIDEODISC TECHNOLOGY, WITH CABLE TV AS A DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM. THEIR PURPOSE WAS TO TUTOR AND DRILL LARGE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT OCCUPYING A TEACHER'S TIME. MICROMENTOR'S INTERACTIVE VIDEO COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM WILL BE USED AS A PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST A SYSTEM THAT WOULD SATISFY THEIR NEEDS. STUDENTS WILL ACCESS A VIDEODISC PLAYER AND INTERFACE AT THE "HEAD" END OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM'S CABLE TV NETWORK USING A MICROCOMPUTER IN THE LIBRARY OR COMPUTER LABORATORY, USING ONE OF SEVERAL POSSIBLE CONFIGURATIONS. THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO BE ACCESSED FROM THE HOME ON A COMMERCIAL CABLE TV CHANNEL. THE DELIVERY OF INTERACTIVE VIDEO EDUCATION VIA CABLE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT APPLICATION BREAKTHROUGH. IT WOULD ENABLE ANYONE ON A CABLE NETWORK WITH A PERSONAL COMPUTER TO ACCESS INTERACTIVE VIDEO PROGRAMS 24 HOURS A DAY. THIS SYSTEM WOULD ALLOW FLEXIBILITY, MAXIMUM USE OF EQUIPMENT AND WOULD REQUIRE LESS HARDWARE AND COURSEWARE TO SERVE THE SAME NUMBER OF STUDENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. thomas j. donahue ph.
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Business Contact:


6123376345
Small Business Information at Submission:

Micromentor Inc.
4949 Morgan Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55409

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No