|Title:||Just-In-Time Contextualized Reading Assistant for ESL Students|
|Principal Investigator:||Borodin, Yevgen||Awardee:||Charmtech Labs|
|Program:||Small Business Innovation Research [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||6 months (5/1/2015-10/31/2015)||Award Amount:||$150,000|
|Type:||Phase I Development||Award Number:||EDIES15C0019|
This project team will develop and test a prototype of the ESL Reading Assistant, intended to strengthen reading and listening skills of English as Second Language students. The web-based prototype will help students understand complex words and passages while reading. Based on user feedback, the product will adapt to provide personalized just-in-time supplemental information. In the Phase I pilot research with 100 students, the team will examine whether the prototype functions as planned and whether ESL students are able to read passages with the support it provides.