IVE, SYCHRONIZED HUMAN VOICE INSTRUCTION AND GRAPHICS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3581
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hec Software Inc.
3471 South 550 West, Bountiful, UT, 84010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Leonard L. Eversole Ii
President
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WOULD DEVELOP AN INTERFACE BOARD FOR THE IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER AND COMPATIBLES WHICH WOULD ALLOW SOFTWAREDEVELOPERS TO PRODUCE INEXPENSIVE MULTISENSORY COURSEWARE. THE STUDENTS USING THE COURSEWARE WOULD GET HUMAN VOICE VER BAL INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO OPERATE THE COMPUTER AN BE TAUGHT THE SUBJECT MATTER THROUGH VERBAL. VISUAL AND TACTILE INTER ACTION WITH THE COMPUTER. TO KEEP THE METHOD ECONOMICAL THE INTRFACE BOARD WILL CONTROL A STANDARD CASSETTE RECORDER WHICH WILL RESPOND UNDER PROGRAM CONTROL. THE INTERFACE BOARD WILL ITILIZE A RECORDED TONE SENSING CIRCUIT TO MONITOR TAPE POSITION FOR SCREEN DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZATION. THE CASSETTE CAN BE STOPPED AND STARTED UNDER PROGRAM CONTROL USING A RELAY CIRCUIT TO THE REMOTE CONTROL JACK ON MOST TAPE RECORDERS. AFTER INSTRUCTION IS GIVEN THE TAPE STOPS WHILE STUDENTS INTERACT WITH THE COMPUTER, THEN TAPE AUTO MATICALLY CONTINUES. IT IS EASILY ADAPTED TO ANY LEARNING DISCIPLINE OR COURSE MATRIAL FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO LEARN AT THEIR OWN SPEED. VALIDATION AND RELIABILITY OF THE APPROACH WILL BE PROVEN BY DEVELOPING FIVE LESSONS OF A TWENTY LESSON COURSEWARE PACKAGE TO TEACH READING TO FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE ADULTS. THE READING METHOD IS PROVENAND HEC SOFTWARE HAS AN EXCLUSIVE LICENSE FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT ON THE COMPUTER.

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