Last month we were honored to learn that the Institute of Educational Sciences named us one of the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awardees!
Our research will focus on developing collaborative virtual reality for classroom use. We have a stellar team, including two experienced middle school science teachers, working on the outline now and are looking forward to play testing in middle school science classrooms this winter. Receiving feedback from students and teachers in the classroom is always one of our favorite parts.
In addition, we are so excited to be in a cohort with other folks working on such innovative and interesting work! SBIR grantees like Hats and Ladders are working on performance-based game environment where students practice a range of skills, such as active listening, empathy, non-verbal communication, cultural awareness, and public speaking. Well known developers like Schell Games are working on a virtual reality (VR) content-creation tool for middle school students to create, record, and share unique performances to increase understanding and relevance of historical events. Lighthaus is creating a prototype of an immersive virtual reality experience for high school students to learn about the scientific processes and the biology of plants.
The full list of 2019 awardees can be found here.