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A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: edIES17C0039
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES17C0039
Amount: $149,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: edIES17R0005
Solicitation Number: edIES17R0005
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-01
Small Business Information
2820 E Madison St Apt 304, Seattle , WA, 98112
DUNS: 078675532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Krajewski
 (202) 245-7550
 john@strangeloopgames.com
Business Contact
 John Krajewski
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: john@strangeloopgames.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype of a teacher dashboard designed to improve classroom implementation of the virtual environments. The prototype will automatically generate reports on individual student contributions to the progress of the classroom-wide game, and track progress in mastering curricular learning goals. In the Phase I pilot research for three middle school social studies classrooms, the project team will examine whether the dashboard functions as planned, if teachers are able to use the dashboard to feasibly integrate the game within the classroom environment, and if teachers are able to use reports to track student progress.

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