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Interactive Multimedia to Facilitate Employment of Adolescents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37849
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37849
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Research Corporation of Virginia
1509 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143 0340
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Interactive Multimedia to Facilitate Employment of Adolescents
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Education has identified the need for new technologies for enhancing career placement and career maintenance skills of individuals with disabilities. In response to this need, American Research Corporation of Virginia proposes the development and evaluation of interactive multimedia for diffusion of job matching and searching strategies to adolescents with disabilities in grades 9-12. Interactive multimedia is the integration of text, graphics, and audiovisual media with computer-based information retrieval techniques to enable a user to view information in a nonlinear, intuitive manner. Phase I technical objectives include development of instructional content and scripts for video portions of the program, integration of the content with multimedia presentation technology, and evaluation of the Phase I system with regard to usability and knowledge gain. The Phase I target population will be teens with learning disabilities; in Phase II, the target population will be teens with other disabilities, such as hearing, visual, orthopedic, health, and speech impairments. Phase II evaluation will entail assessment of changes in knowledge, attitudes, and career outcomes with regard to more traditional methods of instruction.

Principal Investigator:

R. Richard Avent
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Business Contact:


5407310655
Small Business Information at Submission:

American Research Corporation
P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143

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