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Hall Of Heroes: An Interactive Social Tutoring System To Improve And Measure…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EDIES13C0041
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3-C Institute for Social Development
1901 N. Harrison Avenue Cary, NC 27513-5597
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Hall Of Heroes: An Interactive Social Tutoring System To Improve And Measure Social Goals For Students In Preparation For Transition To Middle School
Agency: ED
Contract: EDIES130041
Award Amount: $899,983.00
 

Abstract:

Hall of Heroes will be a web-based game for fifth graders to engage with pedagogical agents (animated life-like characters) to solve tailored social problem solving tasks and build social skills to use in challenging situations. Instructional content will focus on six core Social Skill Units (Cooperation, Communication, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation) based on social learning research supporting the critical value of these skills for building and maintaining positive social interactions. Student performance will be continually monitored by the software so that the difficulty of the tasks can be adjusted, providing a scaffold for learning. All student interactions with the software will be tracked to calculate performance indices for each unit, as well as overall social skills levels and learning trends for specific social goals. The game will also include an implementation and reporting dashboard for teachers.
Small Business Information at Submission:

3-C Institute for Social Development
1901 Harrison Ave Suite 200 Cary, NC 27513-

EIN/Tax ID: 562237463
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No