The Digital Earth Explorations Project (DEEP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: ED08CO0049
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
200 Kent St, Scituate, MA, 02114
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Newman
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Research Institution
OPENs SBIR proposal will develop then research the potential of a branded game based curriculum designed to foster interdisciplinary knowledge in the sciences, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. By connecting that content to real world applications, locations, and professional organizations we intend to instill an appreciation for the value of disciplinary educational content for advancing meaningful goals of the students. Leveraging an existing platform acquired through exclusive license agreement from Research Technology Corporation Indiana University, and implementing a design approach developed through previous funding, we will develop an exciting and meaningful series of 3D learning applications that represent significant real-world locations and curriculum based adventures. These learning applications will include game based representations of Mesa Verde National Park and World Heritage Site, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Each adventure or mission will be designed to connect to specific academic standards and disciplinary content, but will be embedded in a game based scenario and compelling narrative that will help young students better understand and value cultural and natural heritage. Through this grant we will develop two additional titles, develop the brand packaging, scope and sequence forms, and demonstrate product efficacy.

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