OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE WILL BE COMBINED WITH THAT OF EDUCATORS, PHYSICIANS, AND OTHER HEALTH SPECIALISTS TO DEVELOP MICROCOMPUTER EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE UNDER THE TITLE MY GOOD HEALTH.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
3117
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Associate Control, Research &
1250 I Street, N.w. Suite 80, 1, Washington, DC, 20005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT L. GARRISON
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (202) 371-1199
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE WILL BE COMBINED WITH THAT OF EDUCATORS, PHYSICIANS, AND OTHER HEALTH SPECIALISTS TO DEVELOP MICROCOMPUTER EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE UNDER THE TITLE MY GOOD HEALTH. MY GOOD HEALTH IS PLANNED AS A SERIES OF GAMES INTENDED TO STIMULATE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE PURSUIT OF A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN HEALTH, AND OF WHAT ACTION THEY CAN TAKE TO REDUCE THE RISKS OF CONTROLLABLE HEALTH HAZARDS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS SERIES WILL HELP FILL THE VOID IN THE EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. ALL SCHOOL SYSTEMS INCORPORATE HEALTH ISSUES INTO THE CLASSROOM, OFTEN AS PART OF A SCIENCE OR HEALTH AND HYGIENE COURSE. YET, VERY LITTLE HEALTH-RELATED EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE IS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST THE TEACHER, SUPPLEMENT CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS, AND STIMULATE STUDENTS TO PURSUE THE SUBJECT MATTER FURTHER. MY GOOD HEALTH WILL BE BASED ON CURRENT HEALTH CURRICULA DIRECTED AT STUDENTS IN THE SEVENTH- TO NINTH-GRADE LEVELS. INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED MATERIAL, COUPLED WITH OPTIONAL LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY, WILL PROVIDE A PROGRESSIVELY CHALLENGING PACKET OF GAMES TO ENHANCE THE STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN AN EFFECTIVE, ENJOYABLE MANNER. VIDEO SCREEN AND/OR HARDCOPY RECORDS OF EACH PLAY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE TEACHER TO ASSESS THE STUDENTS' PROGRESS, IDENTIFY AREAS OF WEAKNESS, AND IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MY GOOD HEALTH AS A SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING TOOL WITHIN THE CLASSROOM SETTING.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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