Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicate

A new video and press release from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on 29th November highlights the work of the Echoes project, breaking new ground by using technology to help pupils with autism communicate more effectively.

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Ensemble dance case study recognised by W3C

The work of the Ensemble project – in particular with dance teachers and students – has been recognised by the World Wide Web Consortium!

An illustrated account of the work done by the Ensemble Project in the LJMU Contemporary Dance setting has been accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium — the body that drafts and promotes . . . → Read More: Ensemble dance case study recognised by W3C

TEL at the Royal Society

Over 200 educators, students, policymakers, IT industry representatives, academics and general public members attended TEL’s final dissemination event on 6th Nov at Royal Society, London. The event featured:

demos of the eight TEL projects’ hardware and software
keynote from Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts
premiere of TEL commissioned film ‘Inventing the Future of Learning‘
expert panel . . . → Read More: TEL at the Royal Society

SynergyNet in the news

TEL’s SynergyNet project, due to complete in December 2012, has been featured recently in numerous national and international news outlets. Selected highlights include:

UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20462117
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3609341.ece
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236967/The-Star-Trek-style-classroom-future-replacing-blackboards-books.html
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10064447.Star_Trek_style_classroom_of_the_future__boosts_maths_skills_/
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/23/interactive-school-desks

Global

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121122195509.htm
http://www.thestar.com/living/technology/article/1291991–smart-desks-and-interactive-learning-boost-math-skills
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/study-star-trek-desks-help-children-with-math . . . → Read More: SynergyNet in the news

TEL Researcher shortlisted for World Technology Awards

Dr. Emma Mercier, a research associate working on the SynergyNet project based at Durham University, has been shortlisted for the prestigious World Technology Network awards, in the Education category. She will attend the World Technology Summit in New York, which will include the awards.

Emma’s work focuses upon how individuals use technology, how those individuals interact with . . . → Read More: TEL Researcher shortlisted for World Technology Awards

Future at their fingertips…

… or in their pockets anyway’. TEL Director Richard Noss’s keynote speech at the ALT-C 2012 was picked up in the Times Higher Education Supplement in a piece by Chris Parr.

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Noss contributes to Digital D&T event

16th and 17th October 2012 saw TEL Director Professor Richard Noss contribute to a Digital Design and Technology Programme conference on Technology Enhanced Learning.

Professor Noss presented the work of the TEL programme to the delegates then participated in discussions with practitioners about how to implement technology enhanced learning. The event was held in Northampton.

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Using Innovative Technologies in the Classroom event

Following last year’s successful event, Topcliffe Primary School in Birmingham hosted a day of hands-on experiences of ‘Using Innovative Technologies in the Classroom’ featuring input from the TEL Echoes project team.

Researchers presented work undertaken in five different schools. The process of digital story creation and web portals was presented and participants had the opportunity to get . . . → Read More: Using Innovative Technologies in the Classroom event

Noss ALT keynote

TEL Director Professor Richard Noss presented a keynote speech at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)’s annual conference in Manchester on 13th September.

The keynote, entitled ‘Research about Technology Enhanced Learning – who needs it?’ was given to an audience of learning technologists, educators and academics at the University of Manchester and applied insights from the TEL . . . → Read More: Noss ALT keynote

The end of the beginning?

A short article by TEL Director Richard Noss giving a brief history of the TEL programme and some of its key ideas is available on Seb Schmoller’s website . . . → Read More: The end of the beginning?