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  • Mission US: Time Snap
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development (in part supported by a 2014 ED/IES SBIR award), the project team developed Mission U.S., a series of web- and app-based games for topics in U.S. history. With this Phase I funding, the team will extend Mission U.S. by developing and testing a prototype of a virtual reality (VR) platform to immerse students in ... »
  • Policy decision-making, public involvement and nuclear energy: What do expert stakeholders think and why?
    Date: 09/18/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Despite new governmental initiatives aiming to engage the general public in policymaking related to nuclear energy, little is known about how expert stakeholders involved in the decision-making process perceive such activity. This study examines how a series of social, cognitive and communication factors influences expert stakeholders’ attitudes ... »
  • Empires: The First Socially-Networked Story-Based Math Game
    Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: There is concern about a decline in mathematics achievement scores among U.S. students during the middle school years. For example, while 4th grade U.S. students rank 8th overall on an international mathematics comparison, by 10th grade U.S. student's drop significantly to 25th in the same comparison. Some researchers posit that much of ... »
  • Mission US: An Interactive Solution for Middle School History Learning
    Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress only 17% of 8th grade students performed at or above the proficient level in U.S. history. One way to engage students in learning history is to create history learning resources that are designed to be relevant and appealing to young people's interests and regular activities. ... »