SAVI Webinar 20 March
The "GROMINDS" SAVI project blends intriguing game and avatar technologies in literacy and in science education developed in each country, and carries out cross-testing in each country. The Graphogame pedagogy for literacy developed at Jyväskylä has developed a broad international community. BLT's MindStar Science Books (MSBs) features an empathic and lifelike avatar, adapting Graphogame features to facilitate vocabulary acquisition, oral reading fluency and comprehension strategies that can lead to deep understanding of science by all students, including English learners and struggling readers. The two research groups share a series of questions that focus on specific questions of literacy and language development, along with broader questions about sustaining the engagement of young learners who use the MyST (My Science Tutor), Graphogame, and MindStars technologies.
- Finland: Heikki Lytinnen and Jarkko Hautala, Jyväskylä University
- USA: Doris Luft de Baker, Southern Methodist University, Wayne Ward & Ron Cole, Boulder Language Technologies (BLT)
The meeting will be held in Adobe ConnectPro on Thursday 20 March, 16:00-17:00 EEST (Finland)/07:00-08:00 (California, USA), 08:00-9:00 MST, 09:00-10:00 CST, 10:00-11:00 EST.
The address for ConnectPro is: https://connectpro.helsinki.fi/cicero.