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STTR Phase II: Lifelike Virtual Tutors to Support Authentic Learning

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74539
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0441586
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
11474 Corporate Blvd Suite 140 Orlando, FL 32817-8385
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase II: Lifelike Virtual Tutors to Support Authentic Learning
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0620486
Award Amount: $497,843.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop proof-of-concept, Web- or CD-delivered Virtual Reality (VR) simulations that incorporate lifelike virtual tutors, capable of demonstrating and performing science experiments and communicating in written or spoken English or sign language, for Grades 5-8 curricula. This project provides an opportunity to broaden participation of under-represented groups in authentic learning experiences, through the use of lifelike virtual tutor avatars. Originally conceived as a means to explain concepts visually and with sign language to deaf students with low English skills, these virtual tutors will benefit a broader range of learners who are otherwise isolated by language or reading barriers, or by lack of access to laboratory equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Edward M. Sims
Dr
4077377309
eds@vcom3d.com

Business Contact:

Edward M. Sims
Dr
4077377309
eds@vcom3d.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VCOM3D, Inc.
3452 Lake Lynda Drive Orlando, FL 32817

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
TERC Inc
2067 MA Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Contact: Judy Vesel
Contact Phone: (617) 547-0430
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)