Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
Nice example of taking a good tool designed for one thing and using it creatively in other ways as well. This is a classic example of the pedagogical creativity that makes for good inclusive practices.
The XerteFriday sessions are a great introduction to using the open source Xerte Toolkits content creation tool. Ideal for creating accessibility friendly and mobile friendly interactive resources for learners.
TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kobo Unveils New eReading Lineup, Taking Readers Beyond The Book. Kobo Arc 10HD, Kobo Arc 7HD and Kobo Arc 7 tablets and the Kobo Aura 6' E Ink eReader, put reading first with enhanced Reading Life platform.
alistairm 's insight:
You know the Right to Read Alliance is making an impact when mainstream suppliers we've been contacting begin to market their dyslexia credentials....
Wuzzit Trouble, from InnerTube games, is new in the app store this week. Innertube Games is a learning-games studio founded by four enthusiasts, including the world famous Dr. Keith Devlin: the NPR Math Guy and Stanford Mathmetician.
alistairm 's insight:
This is actually an incredibly sophisticated game but it could do with a bit more instructions. Took me about 20 mins to begin to realise that a "move" could include multiple rotations of the cog and that you DIDN'T have to pick up bonus points (in fact you often couldn't succeed if you tried to pick up the bonus points as well).. I almost gave up and dismissed it as pointless but once I realised those two facts it suddenly became addictive problem solving - and I don't particularly enjoy maths or puzzles.
Sounds really useful for distance learning, particularly if you need to explain additional info for people with sensory impairments - you know you are describing the bit they've got to rather than some other random bit of the video!
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