Anatomy of the Central Nervous System-Multimedia Course

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44NS040588-02
Agency Tracking Number: 1R41NS040588-01A1
Amount: $759,279.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (859) 226-9625
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop, evaluate and distribute an interactive multimedia program to provide interactive instruction about the human nervous system using a programmed learning format. The program will also provide extensive self-testing for the competencies to be acquired through interaction with the software program. The specific aims of the project are: A) to integrate the teaching of the various basic science courses that have a nervous system component, including: embryology, physiology, cell biology, histology and pathology, and B) to produce an interactive multimedia software package that will provide a simulated in-class experience concerning the nervous system including organization of content, interactive tasks, built-in testing features, and response-based feedback. The final result of the project will be an easily navigated, stand-alone, self-contained, complete and easily distributable program packaged on a CD-ROM that can be used as a premiere ancillary or as a substitution for the neuroscience laboratory or lecture hall. Six specific objectives will be accomplished in Phase II and include: 1) refine, modify and enhance the Phase I program architecture based on evaluation feedback, 2) develop content for the remainder of the nervous system, 3) create multimedia for the remainder of the nervous system tutorial and assessment features of the program, 4) integrate multimedia components into the user interface, 5) evaluate the program for usability and instructional effectiveness, and 6) implement the plan for commercial distribution of the final product.

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