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IES Contract

Title: Integrated System For Teaching And Assessing Online Information Research
Center: NCER Year: 2013
Principal Investigator: Kiryev, Kirill Contractee: Instagrok Inc.
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 Months Award Amount: $149,963
Description:

The project team is developing a prototype of a web-based tool to guide students in grades 4 to 12 in doing research on the internet. The tool will support students in the areas of social studies and science in organizing information into concept maps, in vetting good versus bad sources of information, and in sharing research with peers and teachers. The tool will also support teachers in assessing student research. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment, and students are engaged with the prototype.


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