DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARMY HAND-HELD TUTOR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CIVILIAN ADULT POPULATION IN ADULT LITERACY AND BASIC SKILLSAPPLICATIONS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7676
Amount: $29,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 KENNETH S. FERTNER
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK PROVIDES AN INTEGRATION OF THE ELECTRONIC DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED THROUGH THE U.S. ARMY RESEARCHINSTITUTE FOR THE ARMY'S BASIC SKILLS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, AND THE NEEDS OF THE CIVILIAN POPULATION IN ADULT LITERACY/ BASIC SKILLS EDUCATION. TESTED CONCEPTS USED IN THE HAND- HELD TUTOR THAT HAVE PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN THE TEACHING OF SPECIALIZED VOCABULARY TO SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY'S BSEP II PROGRAM AND THE DEVICE ITSELF ARE USED AS THE BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST, PORTABLE DELIVERY SYSTEM MATCHED TO THE COMBINED NEEDS OF THE ADULT CIVILIAN POPULATION, THE THE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR. THE WORK INCLUDES THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF SOMECURRENT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPART-MENT, THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATE PROGRAMS WHICH CAN BENEFIT FROM THE INFUSION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY AND THE GENERATION OF DEMONSTRATION COURSEWARE THAT CAN BE DELIVERED ON EXISTING OR MODIFIED TUTOR HARDWARE. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE EXTRAPOLATED TO A NATIONAL LEVEL. THE WORK ALSOCOVERS THE INVESTIGATION OF THE REDUCTION OF THE MANUFACTUR-ING COST OF THE DELIVERY SYSTEM TO BELOW 200 DOLLARS PER UNIT IN REASONABLE PRODUCTION QUANTITIES.

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