Project Praxium: Classroom of the Future (AE)

Event Took place: June 1, 2022

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Event Synopsis

The PPCotF will focus on the learning environment. The PPCotF will be equipped with technology and provide an environment allowing Air University and Montgomery Public schools, the opportunity to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for both residential and distance-learning programs through collaboration that creates distinctive and effective learning experiences.   

The ideal classroom will include equipment, software, scheduling considerations, and aesthetics/palate design conducive to learning. For example, auto-tracking cameras allow teachers to move around the classroom while students follow along at home. Perhaps the space will have high definition microphones and audio to augment the at-home experience. Students in class and those attending with are able to engage in live instruction. They can ask questions in real-time and take part in discussions with the teacher and their classmates. Students may learn in virtual and augmented reality with students and instructors across the world. The PPCotF leverages technology that move education forward. 

Event Outcomes

Phase 1A – [Submissions Closed]: Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that meet the needs of Air University (AUiX) are encouraged to submit their solutions for review. To submit your technology for potential Phase 3 attendance, please follow the submission instructions that are near the bottom of this webpage. 

Phase 1B [14 June 2022] Q&A Session: Interested submitters may participate in a Q&A session, in-person or virtually, to better understand the intent of the event by Air University (AUiX). The telecon will take place on 14 June from 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT.  Click here to view recording of Q&A Session [CLOSED].

Phase 2 – [COMPLETE] Government Review & Downselect: Air University (AUiX) will downselect submissions to technologies that they deem to have the highest potential to satisfy their technology needs. Favorably evaluated submissions will notified of selection on 14 July 2022.

Phase 3 – Path Forward: Successfully negotiated awards may fall under any combination of these categories: 

  • Other Transaction Agreements under 10 U.S. Code, Section 2371 or 2371b* (prototyping/production follow-on)
  • Procurement contract for experimental purposes 10 U. S. Code, Section 2373
  • Business to business research and development agreement as a sub-award (15 U.S. Code, Section 3715)
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (15 U.S. Code, Section 3710a)
  • *An award under 10 U. S. Code, Section 2371b may result in the further award of a follow-on production agreement without additional competition based on successful prototype completion. The Government may make this follow-on production award even if all successful prototype criteria are not fully met during the prototype project.
  • Note: Final selections will be made on 14 July 2022