THE READY COURSE, AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC ASSISTED READING PROGRAM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7677
Agency Tracking Number:
7677
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
621 Lakeland East Drive, Jackson, MS, 39208
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
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Research Institute:
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Abstract
FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY MEANS BEING UNABLE TO ADDRESS AND MAILA LETTER OR TO RECEIVE CHANGE AND A RECEIPT AND DETERMINE THAT IS CORRECT. IT MEANS BEING UNABLE TO READ AND UNDER- STAND A CLASSIFIED AD, TO USE A ROAD MAP CORRECTLY, AND TO READ STREET SIGNS. FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY IS THE INABILITY TO COMPUTE THAT ONE'S PAYCHECK IS CORRECT AND IN MANY CASES FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY CAUSES ON NOT TO BE ABLE TO EVEN COMPETE TO RECEIVE A PAYCHACK. AIT PROPOSES TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC INFORMATION SYSTEM (IVM) TO ADDRESS THE ABOVE SOCIAL ILL ANDECONOMIC PROBLEM OF ILLITERACY. THE SBIR PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION AND LAY OUT THE DESIGN FOR A MODEL DEVLEOPMENT OF COURSEWARE TO ADDRESS THE READING IMPROVEMENT OF ADULTS AS A COMPLEMENT TO THE RESEARCH WORK BEING DONE IN PROJECT READY AT CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N.C. TECHNICAL INNOVATION AND COURSEWARE DESIGN WILL OCCUR IN THEDEVELOPMENT OF A NEW, LOW COST IVD HARDWARE DELIVERY SYSTEM WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SAID HARDWARE AND APPLICATION SITES SUCH AS VOCATIONAL CENTERS, COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CIVIC CENTERS THE PHASE I DOCUMENT WILL SERVE AS A SCOPE AND IMPLEMENTAT- ION GUIDE FOR POLOT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II. PHASE I OBJECTIVES WILL INCLUDE SCOPE DEFINITION AND PROJECT DE- SIGN AND ANALYSIS.

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