Schell Games Ies Sbir 2018 Awards

Schell Games Awarded IES/SBIR Grant for 'History Maker'

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We’re happy to announce that the studio was awarded a IES/​SBIR Phase I grant to proceed to create a virtual reality content creation tool called History Maker. The goal is to allow middle school students create digital movies and present them in virtual reality to teachers and class­mates. According to the IES announce­ment, these projects are designed to support student learning, teacher practice, or school admin­is­tra­tion in education or special education.”

Once complete, the prototype will be tested in middle school class­rooms to see if it has the pos­si­bil­ity of improving learning outcomes” in a school environment.

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Early concept art for 'History Maker'

If the History Maker prototype achieves its research objective, it will be eligible for Phase II funding in 2019.

Our expe­ri­ences Happy Atoms and HoloLAB Champions were also funded by grants from the IES/​SBIR programs.