Curriculum on Demand

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37883
Amount: $49,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2300 Ninth Street South,, Suite 502, Arlington, VA, 22201
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric J. Roberts
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
This project will support adult learners who have had difficulty learning from traditional means by providing curricular materials on-demand. It will demonstrate an instructionally sound, cost- effective, user-friendly technology for delivering instruction directly to learners' homes 24 hours a day. Virtually all previous adult education has compromised either convenience or completeness. Learners had to travel to a remote location or they were provided with home study curricula that were thin or not truly interactive. Newly developed software allows Internet access to Windows- based programs with a thorough curriculum intelligent response analysis and error judging, complex branching, individualized remediation, student tracking, and report generation. All of these instructional resources can be made available on entry-level computing platforms (i.e., i286 processor with 640k RAM). We will demonstrate this capability in Phase I linking one remote site to a networked file server loaded with instructional programs. In Phase II, we will implement and evaluate the program fully with a representative sample of adults in a one-year implementation.

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