On Sunday, May 18 2014, the Ta’leem Training and Skill Development Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, signed an agreement with the Niilo Mäki Foundation, the Agora Centre and the University of Jyvaskyla, to provide the GraphoGame.
Ms Shereen Al Nowais, the Ta’leem founder, said she wanted to start using the GraphoGame as soon as possible. She also planned on opening a branch of the Agora Centre for Human Technology, which assisted in creating the GraphoGame, in Abu Dhabi. “The programme will be exclusively used by the Ta’leem Centre to help teach students with learning disabilities, but will also help in preventing learning disabilities developing.”
Read the whole article in The National.
We are proudly announcing the beginning of a new GraphoGame related research project: ReadAll.
Technology-enhanced environment for supporting reading development in all learners (ReadAll) is a new four-year project funded by the Future of Learning, Knowledge and Skills (TULOS) Research Programme of the Academy of Finland.
In this joint project between the Niilo Mäki Institute and Agora Center in he University of Jyväskylä a new dynamic version of GraphoGame will be developed to train both reading accuracy and speed (fluent reading skills). The bottlenecks struggling readers have will be investigated from the early experience of the game. This information will be directly utilized into developing individually adaptive training environment for 7-11 years old children.
The aim is to develop evidence-based and cost-effective environment for efficiently developing reading skills with automatic evaluation suited for individual learners with varying skill levels.