Posted on Friday 2nd December 2011
Dr Karen Guldberg has received news that she has been successful in securing ESRC Follow-On funding. Karen will be working with a team of researchers from different Universities. Co-investigators include Dr Sarah Parsons, University of Southampton; Dr Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, London Knowledge Lab and Dr Wendy Keay-Bright, UWIC. Karen's PhD students Lila Kossyvaki and Marilena Mademtzi will also be working on the project. The research will explore the educational implications of using various technologies that have been developed for children with autism (more specifically Reactickles, COSPATIAL and ECHOES).
The objectives of the work are: (1) to draw upon three prestigiously funded and recently completed or near-to-completion multi-disciplinary TEL projects in order to disseminate and explore innovative and creative ways in which these learning environments can support the development of children's social communication skills and understandings in educational settings; (2) to create the foundations for the development of an effective online community whereby practitioners and researchers can not only address how to extend the use of TEL for this group of children but can i) identify future uses of TEL in the classroom and ii) inform the research community about priority research foci for technology enhanced learning. The project will run from January 2012 to January 2013.