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COURSE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
311
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
311
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: COURSE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

SIMPLIFYING AND IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE CREATION IS THE GOAL OF A THREE-PHASE PROJECT THAT HAS AS ITS OUTCOME A FIVE- TO TEN-HOUR COMPUTER-BASED COURSE THAT WILL TEACH SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP INSTRUCTIONALLY SOUND COURSEWARE. PLANNING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (PSI) PROPOSES THIS COURSE AS A FRONT-END TEACHING TOOL TO THE AUTHORING LANGUAGE THAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS INTENDS TO FUND THROUGH RFP 83-073. THE COURSE'S INTENT IS TO INCREASE THE PROBABILITY OF TEACHERS USING THAT LANGUAGE TO DEVELOP POWERFUL COURSEWARE. PHASE 1 OF THE PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE COURSE'S FEASIBILITY BY DEVELOPING AND FIELD TESTING A ONE-HOUR LESSON WITH A PRE- AND POST-TEST DESIGNED TO GATHER DATA ON TEACHERS' ATTITUDES ABOUT COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) AND THEIR ABILITIES TO DEVELOP CAI. IF THIS COMPONENT SUCCESSFULLY CHANGES ATTITUDES AND TEACHES CAI DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES, PSI PROPOSES TO FINALIZE THIS ONE-HOUR LESSON AND DEVELOP AN ADDITIONAL FIVE- TO TEN-HOURS OF INSTRUCTION. THE ENTIRE COURSE WILL EXPLAIN CAI TERMINOLOGY; INTRODUCE TEACHERS TO MICROS; DISCUSS BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL FORMATS; DEMONSTRATE HOWTO WRITE OBJECTIVES THAT CAN BE TESTED IN CAI; DISCUSS SCREEN LAYOUT; AND DEMONSTRATE THE POSSIBLE CAI FORMATS THE AUTHORING LANGUAGE WILL ALLOW.

Principal Investigator:

Sheila s. newman
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Planning Systems International
200 Little Falls Street Suite 104 Falls Church, VA 22046

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