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PhoenixKM presented “Developing a curriculum and mobile application to deliver training and information relating to Assistive Technology” in the context of ATLEC at ITAG2013 in Nottingham, UK on 17 October 2013.
A group of persons with disabilities with interest in assistive technology and included in the ATLEC competence development programme delivered by AT team of AIAS Bologna in Italy, will visit together with that team the upcoming Reatech fair in Milano, the main AT event in Italy.
“This is the first time that we organise such a combined study trip”, says Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf of the AT team in Bologna. “Normally the AT experts would go for their own professional development, but ATLEC has stimulated us to share our knowledge with the end users of our advice centre on a more equal foot.” The trip has been carefully designed with the participants being invited to explicit their areas of interest and learning needs and AT expert Massimiliano Malavasi travelling to Milano the day before to explore the information offer. The learning needs and wishes, together with the outcomes of the visit to the fair, will be the basis for the further learning of each of the participants.
“The ATLEC curriculum provides us the possibility to design individual learning plans related to a wider framework of coherent learning outcomes at different levels”, declares Hoogerwerf, “and this is exactly what makes the project so exciting”.
On 17 October, the ATLEC paper “Developing a curriculum and mobile application to deliver training and information relating to Assistive Technology” (Karel Van Isacker, Jacqui Lewis and Stavroula Papavasiliou) will be presented at ITAG 2013 at 10.00 AM GMT. There will be social media support throughout via https://www.facebook.com/iTAG.conf which will disseminate the presentations, pictures and video.
Look out for ATLEC at the UK’s primary exhibition for special educational needs!
The TES Special Educational Needs Show will take place at the Business Design centre, London in October 2013. TES Special Educational Needs show aims to provide opportunities to:
- Explore inspiring CPD seminars and dynamic free workshops
- Get advice and training from a host of professionals with SEN expertise
- Discover fresh ideas to take back to the classroom
- Exhibit resources
- Find a wide range of ICT, software and classroom resources to support children
The ATLEC Project will be featured at this event. We will have a stall exhibiting the project and the mobile phone application, along with other projects from our partners, GHI, Oak Field School and our project associates, Nottingham Trent University.
For further details, visit the Times Educational Supplement website.
ATLEC will host a booth at ITAG 2013 where we will demonstrate the ATLEC outcomes.
The aim of ITAG is to bring together academics, developers, beneficiaries and practitioners to explore interactive technologies and innovate within the areas of education, health and disability. The Conference consists of four strands: Academic conference, practical workshops, gaming hackathon and an exhibition.
The conference will this year take place at the Town Hall in Nottingham City Centre on 17-18 October 2013. ITAG is coordinated by Nottingham Trent University.
This presents an ideal opportunity for ATLEC to demonstrate its innovative work in the field of ICT AT to a wide range of international key stakeholders in the field via demonstrations. In addition, as part of the conference, the innovative development of the mobile application and the matrix that has informed its development will be presented by GHI and the University of Athens.
For further details or to book, visit the Nottingham Trent University website.