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Early Years and Technology Print
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
thumb-news_01.pngIn March this year, Andrew Manches hosted a workshop for twenty international researchers to discuss the role of digital technology for Early Years Learning at the second STELLAR Alpine Rendez-Vous in France. A summary white paper of this workshop and the concluding challenges identified is now available - Early Years and Technology: The design and evaluation of technologies to support young children's learning - White Paper
 
"iBats", an†iPhone/Android†application for use by citizen scientists Print
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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Mobile applications have a significant potential to engage learners as "citizen scientists", enhancing links between research in academia and the general public. Dr Brock Craft and Dr George Roussos, working in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology, and Atomic Powered,†have developed "iBats", an†iPhone/Android†application for use by citizen scientists participating in the Indicator Bats Programme. This research programme tracks bat populations globally by monitoring sounds bats make to navigate and find food. Volunteers around the world can use the iBats app and a special microphone to collect bat sounds for analysis by the scientific research team at Institute of Zoology. You can download the iPhone app from the iTunes App Store and the Android App from the iBats website.

 
Artificial Intelligence pioneer to speak at the LKL Print
Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Roger SchankRoger Schank will give a talk on the Virtual World Academy on 8th July 2011 at the London Knowledge Lab. He is one of the world's leading thinkers on artificial intelligence, learning theory, cognitive science, and the building of virtual learning environments. He is CEO of Socratic Arts, a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations.

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