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Project Title

Project Title

Applying participatory design to develop technology (ITA Course)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Weiss, Patrice (Tamar)

Description

Description

This online course is designed to enable participants to become familiar with the benefits of participatory design and more able to create or make use of technology for Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD) education and clinical practice. Course content will include an overview of participatory design, technology and ASD at all functional levels with a focus on the tools used during the design process and the methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of technology-based applications (e.g., virtual reality, shared active surfaces, video modeling, robotics). Participants will include teachers, therapists, parents, school administrators and technology developers who wish to become more informed about how technology and computer software can be made into more effective teaching tools for children with ASD as well as those who are typically developing. Virtual simulations of hardware and software applications will be used to illustrate the various technologies. In order to enable access by participants from around the world, this course will be offered in a distance learning format. The language of instruction will be English.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

5000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Applying participatory design to develop technology (ITA Course) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Haifa

State/Country

State/Country

Israel

Project Number

Project Number

7761

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Applying participatory design to develop technology (ITA Course) | 0 | 2012 | 7761

 
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