Mix Libris

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990018C0030
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0030
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Number: 91990018R0006
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-09
Small Business Information
308 Congress St Fl 6, Boston, MA, 02210
DUNS: 014080480
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Goldberger
 (202) 245-7550
 gary@fablevision.com
Business Contact
 Gary Goldberger
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: gary@fablevision.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Through a previous grant award from the U.S. Department of Education, researchers developed Read for Success, an intervention designed to stem the summer slide among struggling readers. This project will develop a prototype of Mix Libris, an Augmented Reality (AR) enhanced mobile literacy platform designed to support and motivate grade 3 students in acquiring and improving literacy skills. Mix Libris includes interactive books embedded in an immersive digital game that brings text and images off the page and into the real world in ways designed to enhance key literacy skills. The prototype will include mini-games linked to selected books where players earn rewards, and level up to new areas, powers, features, and characters. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with two grade school classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, and whether teachers believe that the full product concept could be implemented as part of a classroom intervention, and if the prototype shows promise for improving student outcomes.

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