RESEARCH ON THE FEASIBILITY OF A SELF-CUSTOMIZING AUTHORING SYSTEM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 312
Amount: $148,775.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Education Turnkey Systems Inc.
256 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA, 22046
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alfred J. Morin
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Research Institution
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Abstract
ALTHOUGH MARKET DEMAND IS HIGH AND THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE COST SAVINGS EXIST, YOUR BOTTLENECKS TO USING MICROCOMPUTER ADMINISTRATIVE/IMS PACKAGES ARE: (A) THE INABILITY OF "CANNED" PACKAGES TO MEET SPECIFIC LEA NEEDS; AND (B) THE HIGH COST OF PACKAGES CUSTOMIZED BY DEVELOPERS TO MEET LEA NEEDS. USER-FRIENDLY MINI-AUTHORING PROGRAMS OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEA'S TO CUSTOMIZE GENERAL PACKAGES TO MEET SPECIFIC NEEDS AT LOW COSTS. NO ONE HAS FIELD-TESTED THE FEASIBILITY OF CLIENT-CUSTOMIZED ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, INCLUDING SUCH ELEMENTS AS: (A) THE LEVEL OF LEA STAFF COMPETENCIES REQUIRED; (B) PRIORITY AREAS REQUIRING CUSTOMIZATION; (C) THE STATE-OFTHE-ART OF MINI-AUTHORING PROGRAMS WHICH WOULD ALLOW CLIENT CUSTOMIZATION; AND (D) THE UTILITY OF SUCH PACKAGES TO LEA'S. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF CLIENT-CUSTOMIZED ADMINISTRATIVE/ INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION. EDUCATION TURNKEY SYSTEMS, INC., A RECOGNIZED LEADER IN STUDIES OF P.L. 94-142 AT THE LEA LEVEL, HAS DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED NUMEROUS SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE/IMS PACKAGES SINCE 1979.

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