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Collaborate

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990019C0031
Agency Tracking Number: 91990019C0031
Amount: $199,610.91
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990019R0011
Solicitation Number: 91990019R0011
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-24
Small Business Information
43353 Greyswallow Terrace, Ashburn, VA, 20147
DUNS: 081240088
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leigh Lawton
 (202) 245-7550
 leigh765@icloud.com
Business Contact
 Leigh Lawton
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: leigh765@icloud.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The team will develop a prototype of Collaborate, a traditional board game for use in high school and college level computer science courses. Gameplay mechanics will center on strategy and cooperation with a whole class over several weeks. Content will focus on foundational computer science topics, such user interface design, quality assurance, deploying resources, managing risk, and adjusting to changes. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in two high school and two college-level computer science classrooms with 80 students overall (20 per class), the researchers will examine whether students are able to play the prototype and the game show initial promise for improving student learning outcomes in computer science.

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