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A virtual launchpad for learning at higher speeds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: ED-06-PO-0900
Agency Tracking Number: ED-06-PO-0900
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: errd080008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1610 NE Eastgate Blvd.
Pullman, WA 99163
United States
DUNS: 612192455
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PL Senger
 (509) 334-5193
Business Contact
 PL Senger
Phone: (509) 334-5193
Research Institution

The overall goal is to develop a Virtual Learning LaunchPad prototype and to compare the learning by students viewing this prototype with a traditional video lecture. The Virtual Learning LaunchPad will merge six delivery methods to greatly compress delivery time of a complex concept in reproductive science. The technologies incorporated will be: 3-dimensional anatomical reconstructions, step-animations, streaming-animations, voice over, “must know” information and “instant replay”. The Virtual Learning LaunchPad will be tested at seven universities to evaluate learning/ comprehension among 420 3rd year students. Our hypothesis is that the Virtual Learning LaunchPad will enable students to learn more at a greater depth and at a faster rate when compared to students viewing a traditional delivery method of the same subject matter. If successful, our prototype will establish the framework around which complex, health-related, biological information can be accomplished in a complete E-learning format for university students, practicing professionals and educators in need of continuing education. Such products are almost non-existent in the E-learning marketplace.

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