Hall Of Heroes: An Interactive Social Tutoring System To Improve And Measure Social Goals For Students In Preparation For Transition To Middle School

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$899,983.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
EDIES130041
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
EDIES13C0041
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1901 Harrison Ave Suite 200, Cary, NC, 27513-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
046981549
Principal Investigator:
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Hall of Heroes will be a web-based game for fifth graders to engage with pedagogical agents (animated life-like characters) to solve tailored social problem solving tasks and build social skills to use in challenging situations. Instructional content will focus on six core Social Skill Units (Cooperation, Communication, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation) based on social learning research supporting the critical value of these skills for building and maintaining positive social interactions. Student performance will be continually monitored by the software so that the difficulty of the tasks can be adjusted, providing a scaffold for learning. All student interactions with the software will be tracked to calculate performance indices for each unit, as well as overall social skills levels and learning trends for specific social goals. The game will also include an implementation and reporting dashboard for teachers.

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