Technology enhanced science education.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,952.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
ED-07-CO-0037
Agency Tracking Number:
ED-07-CO-0037
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
errd080008
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 01608
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021804661
Principal Investigator:
Peter Solomon
(860) 528-9806
peter.r.solomon@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Peter Solomon
(860) 528-9806
peter.r.solomon@comcast.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
There is a troubling decline in the number of US citizens training to become scientists and engineers. There are insufficient numbers of qualified science teachers in the middle schools, where interest in science must be kindled. Technology enhanced learning environments (TELEs), which could improve science education, are not being widely deployed. This Phase I project will customize a TELE to a) provide science lessons for middle school students while increasing comprehension; b) that allow less qualified teachers to feel comfortable using the materials; and c) that reduces the barriers to implementation among teachers. To develop, test, and evaluate the product, Advanced Fuel Research will use the open source software of the Concord Consortium. The platform will be built using one of the most advance TELE systems, SAIL, which is currently under development. The product will deliver lessons in atomic behavior underlying real world physical and chemical phenomena.

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