Status Report

NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) – Leading Educators to Applications, Research, and NASA-Related Educational Resources in Science-II

By SpaceRef Editor
January 20, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: CAN-03-LTP-01a
  • Posted Date: Jan 20, 2004
  • Original Response Date: Mar 15, 2004
  • Original Archive Date: Jan 20, 2005
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: A — Research & Development

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


The NASA Learning Technologies Project (LTP) is NASA’s educational technology incubator. The Learning Technologies Project is part of the Educational Technology Program of NASA’s Education Division. The Learning Technologies Project funds activities that incorporate NASA content with revolutionary technologies or innovative use of entrenched technologies to enhance education in the areas of math and science. NASA content refers to information that will highlight NASA’s personnel, facilities, and missions from one or more of the five Enterprises. To accomplish this, the LTP couples the entrepreneurial talents of the education professionals, commercial industry, academia, non-profit enterprises, educational foundations, and NASA to develop educational technology that engages and educates learners who may have diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. The purpose of this LEARNERS (Leading Educators to Applications, Research, & NASA-related Educational Resources in Science) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) is to help focus research and development in education that highlight NASA’s scientific, engineering, and technology contributions. In order to achieve this objective, LEARNERS will support the development of remote experiences of NASA missions through virtual reality using computer-based interactive environments, and where possible, maximize the delivery of these experiences through sensory-rich immersive technology. LEARNERS’ seeks innovative educational technology products for delivery of NASA content directly to learners via various venues including stand-alone and internet-based computers, the classroom, tech museums, science centers, and other learning environments. Recipients shall incorporate current research on teaching and learning with technology to achieve meaningful utilization of innovative and immersive technology in the learning environment. LEARNERS seeks products that enhance the ability to represent NASA missions and activities as virtual experiences, engaging and immersing the learner in as much of a sensory experience as relates to an effective learning experience. Total funding for this CAN is $750,000 per year to be divided among the cooperative agreement recipients. There is also the possibility of an additional $50,000.00 to be available for the second performance year. The complete CAN is currently available electronically via the Internet at the NASA Research Opportunities Web Page at under “Office of Human Resources & Education (Code F)” and at the LEARNERS website at Proposals are due March 15, 2004. This announcement will be open through March 15, 2004, and proposals may be submitted at any time throughout this period. This solicitation leading to the award of a Cooperative Agreement is issued pursuant to title 14 CFR Part 1260 for educational and nonprofit institutions and 14 CFR part 1274 for commercial organizations. Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Original Point of Contact

Lynne C. Hoppel, Earth Sciences Procurement Office, Phone (301) 286-3035, Fax (301) 286-0268, Email

Email your questions to Lynne C. Hoppel at

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