Many members of the STAR group (and our alumni and friends) demonstrated some awesome technologies at the Beckman Center on Saturday to nearly 150 members of the community, including parents, clinicians, teachers, therapists, other researchers, and more. The event was a great success with nearly every attendee demanding more in the future! We are looking […]
Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease […]
An excerpt from the article…. Although mobile technologies are nearly ubiquitous in the lives of teenagers in modern industrialized nations, they are rarely used in schools—places where these youth spend a significant percentage of their time. Today’s teenagers, 75% of whom own cell phones, are considered by many to be responsible for the rampant uptake […]
Gillian posted a new blog entry on our summer camp from last year targeting teaching girls about computing and engineering through the use of PicoCrickets and the chance to “play engineer” through hands-on arts and crafts style computing activities. http://ncwit.org/news.blog.php?action=display&editorial_id=524 It’s also a good time to let everyone know that the women from WICS (Women […]
Reaching Diverse Student Populations in Embedded Ubiquitous Educational Environments Organized by Meg Cramer, Moderated by Gillian Hayes Panelists: Tom Moher, UI Chicago; Walt Scacchi, UC Irvine; Roy Pea, Stanford; a representative from High Tech High School The physical built environment in educational settings has profound implications for learning. Yet, many technologies for learning are simply re-appropriated computers built […]
The Eureka! Summer Program with Girls Inc. is an intensive enrichment program for 7th, 8th or 9th grade girls.
Informatics assistant professor designs computer devices to aid instruction, record-keeping
“Reconsidering Education and Learning in HCI: A Social Cultural View of Special Education and Technology” by Gillian R. Hayes will be presented at HCI in February 2008.