Marianne H.

Location:

London

Member since:

March 26, 2012

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What's your involvement with educational games or software?

My proposal is designed to facilitate parents of ASD children in organising their own cooperatives - and cooperative networks - for after-school and respite care. Many families have had this service cut, recently, and cannot afford to cover their costs directly. I would like to incorporate Jaron Lanier's Somatic Cognitnion technology, allowing the learner to become his/her own avatar to learn about various biological forms through virtual reality. For example a child learning about spiders whould be enabled to understanding via becoming a virtual spider and could understand what it is to operate and exist with 8 legs. I'm also interested in Seeper's immersive, interactive technology, as it seemed to engage SEN children in a storytelling project they conducted at Baskerville school in Birmingham. I would also like to include a Chatroulette style device for parents to network, and help each other understand new opportunities, and to lessen the shame and stigma of their situation.

What do you hope to get from this meetup group?

I would like feedback on the best possible tool for this composite device - whether a wii style playstation or just a website that might work with I-pad, for example. I need to know if it is possible to align these games to ASD or SEN curriculi. I'm also interested if there are parents who could co- create this device in league with WII or Apple or Microsoft - what are the IP issues for this kind of collaboration.

Do you have a product, website or blog you'd like to share?

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Introduction

I'm pursuing my MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College. Currently I'm in the process of curating content for a downloadable toolkit which uses creative practice to help with learning, for children within the ASD spectrum.


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