Conventional Training Versus Game-Based Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0242
Award Id:
77089
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-006-0086
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
501 North Morton Street Suite 206, Bloomington, IN, 47404
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
090171328
Principal Investigator:
SonnyKirkley
CEO
(812) 856-4202
sonny@informationinplace.com
Business Contact:
ThomasMyers
VP, Business Development
(812) 856-4202
tmyers@informationinplace.com
Research Institute:
INDIANA UNIV.
Michael McRobbie
530 E. Kirkwood Avenue Carmich
Bloomington, IN, 47408
(812) 855-0516
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposal outlines a plan to create a toolkit consisting of: 1. A methodology derived from theory and research on human performance training (HPT), research on learning, and instructional design; 2. A 3D taxonomy/matrix that maps training objectives and learning processes with game characteristics, in order to guide decision-making processes for choosing and using specific game-based training approaches; 3. Guidelines for using the methodology and taxonomy/matrix to choose game-based training solutions, or to design new games and/or approaches; and 4. A prototype tool that provides guidance for developing game-based training solutions and calculating return on investment. BENEFITS: The primary benefits of our development path are that the Navy and the Department of Defense will be provided with means to evaluate and select appropriate training modes among conventional and game-based approaches that will find application in all the Services. Commercialization within the Navy and other components of DoD will be driven by the need to select training modalities appropriate to learning objectives, cost- benefit, and other factors. On the commercial side, there is high demand for flexible training products that have been proven in the military domain, and we will target this market based on opportunities identified during Phase I.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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