FUNDERSUniversity of Joensuu
Department of Computer Science and Statistics @ University of Joensuu
Academy of Finland
European Social Fund
TEKES - National Technology Agency of Finland
SIGCSE - ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education
INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSAssa Abloy
Sordino Information Systems
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & SUMMER SCHOOLS
PastIEEE 4th International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries, July 10 -12, 2006, Iringa, Tanzania
Malta International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, June 20 - 25, 2005
Taiwan International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Taiwan, June 28 - July 3, 2005
International Conference on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Taiwan, July 7, 2005
Mekrijärvi International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Finland, September 25 - 29, 2005
TECHNOLOGIES FOR CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
Educational robotics, have been utilized surprising rarely in special education classrooms. However, according to our previous experiences, not only technology skills, but also social skills has been learned when work takes place collaboratively between school children, university students, and researchers in a technology-oriented environment.
The goal for this project is to develope methods, models and tools for compensating learning challenges in special education. In addition, the goal of the project is to educate teachers for using various technology in education. These goals are met through collaboration between research of educational technology, research of special education, software development, additional education for teachers and collaboration with schools.
1) The first goal of the project is to find technological
will be suitable for supporting the learning process of students with
Research with Children and Teachers
Children's role is often to work as a user of technologies instead of the role of doer, controller or creator of a technology, when combining special education and a technology. The Technologies for Children with Individal Needs Project answers to the problem by developing the Kids' Club concept and software for educational technology more versatile to special education.
Through the Kids' Club working model for technology education we emphasize children's active role in learning, present possibilities and new ways for learning through technology. The project activities are integrated in the curricula and technology education, and into the students' personal curricula.
The Project is funded by ESR, Itä-Suomen Lääninhallitus and EU.
Marjo Virnes, firstname.lastname@example.org