USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

SBIR Phase I: Career Simulation Environment

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91112
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912862
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Transcend Innovation Group
1649 N. Newcastle Chicago, IL 60707 4406
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Career Simulation Environment
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0912862
Award Amount: $99,824.00
 

Abstract:

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to create a content and delivery platform to facilitate interactive learning for career education - addressing the application in support of teaching and/or learning subtopic. The project will develop a prototype of the Career Simulation Environment (CSE) - an engaging, exploratory and constructivist environment that will better inform youth about the kind of opportunities that will be available to them when they grow up. In addition, it will reinforce the habits, skills and values that they should acquire in preparation for those opportunities. It is hypothesized that students will be more motivated to explore careers in an active manner and more motivated to pursue careers that they have been able to 'taste'. Career simulations must be complex enough to gain credibility with students, be comprehensive enough to model career skills and satisfy curriculum requirements, and yet be highly usable. This project is uniquely suited to address this problem by combining best practices and research from the fields of adolescent career preparation, human computer interaction, gaming and e-learning. The proposed research will substantially extend previous research and practice in career exploration through an interdisciplinary approach to the development of and evaluation of career explorations simulation tools.

Principal Investigator:

David M. Burns
MEng
7736037419
david@transcendinnovation.com

Business Contact:

David M. Burns
MEng
7736037419
david@transcendinnovation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Transcend Innovation Group
1649 N. Newcastle Chicago, IL 60707

EIN/Tax ID: 208882518
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No