Wednesday, February 18, 2004

NESTA Futurelab

This group in the UK is doing some very interesting things -- I wonder if Canada has any equivalent? Not a bad goal: "By bringing together the creative, technical and educational communities, NESTA Futurelab is pioneering ways of using new technologies to transform the learning experience." They're doing all kinds of fascinating research, projects, and collaboration. I'd love to sink my teeth into a couple of this year's research questions:
  • How can new sorts of interfaces enable children with special educational needs to use technologies to meet their educational and social needs?
  • What planning, voting and evaluation tools could be developed to support children's involvement in the processes of decision-making within schools?
  • How might simulation tools be used to enable modelling and reflection on social, economic and political decisions?

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