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Graduate School of Education
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Sample Projects

There have been a total of four different Immersion Projects - DoD, LAO, ProjectDEVISE, and T/TAC Online. Design teams of 6-8 students have worked on the different projects each semester. Past support has been provided by organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

T/TAC Online (Training and Technical Assistance Center)

To produce a low cost, low maintenance online delivery system (website) that provides and shares up-to-date, timely, accessible and usable knowledge, training, support and assistance for service providers to children with disabilities in the state of Virginia.

Design Team:
Phase 1 - September 2000 - December 2000 - Final Presentation
Phase 2 - January 2001 - May 2001 - Final Presentation
*The same design team worked on T/TAC project over two semesters)

Current Prototype Site: T/TAC Online

Project DEVISE (Designing Environments for Virtual Immersive Science Education)

To develop an immersive virtual environment teachng science concepts (ie. Newtons' Laws of Motion) to learning disabled high school students.

Design Teams:
August 1999 - December 1999
January 2000 - May 2000
Sept 2000 - December 2000 - Project Management Site
January 2001 - May 2001 - Final Presenation

Current Prototype Site: Zoning in on Physics (site includes the four different VR modules and the World Up software to download)

Literacy Access Online (LAO)

This project is a federally funded grant from the Office of Special Education programs "Stepping Stones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities Program/Phase 1 - Development" CFDA 84.327A.

The project director for this grant is Dr. Michael Behrmann, at The Helen A. Kellar Center for Human disAbilities in cooperation with the Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center(PEATC) .

To develop a universally accessible literacy web based learning tool for students ages 9 through 14 with disabilities. To learn more about this initiative, visit the Literacy Access Homepage.

Design Teams:

Phase 1 - January 1999 - July 1999 - Final Report
Phase 2 - August 1999 - December 1999
Phase 3 - January 2000 - May 2000 - Final Presenation
Phase 4 - September 2000 - December 2000 - Final Presentation

Current Prototype Site: Literacy Acess Online Prototype Site

APEX Orientation Supplement for Senior Executive Service Officers (DoD) - U.S. Deparment of Defense

To develop a CD-ROM based orientation program for the Senior Executive Service in DoD

Design Teams:
January 1999 - July 1999 - Phase 1 
August 1999 - December 1999 - Phase 2

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