On September 25th, 3-C ISD president, Dr. Melissa DeRosier, and research associate, Dr. Deb Childress, participated in the Education Technology Expo at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) annual SBIR meeting in Washington DC.
The IES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides funding for the research and development of commercially viable education technology products to support student learning or teacher practices.
At the expo, Dr. DeRosier presented Zoo U, an interactive adventure game that evaluates students’ social skills. Dr. Childress presented Stories in Motion, an interactive program that enables students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders to create personalized stories around challenging social scenarios.
In addition, Dr. DeRosier gave a “TED-style” talk in which she discussed three learning models that can be implemented in serious games to effect positive learning outcomes and how these models are used in 3-C ISD’s serious games.