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Exploring e-learning and communication tools for improving children's language usage in social interactions: EchoeS (2006 - 2007)

This project has now completed. Major outputs include:



Kaska Porayska-Pomsta (University of Edinburgh )
Helen Pain (University of Edinburgh )
Judith Good (University of Sussex )
Annalu Waller (University of Dundee )
Wendy Keay-Bright (University of Wales Institue, Cardiff)
Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh )


Project Summary

The EChoeS project aimed to establish the interdisciplinary foundation necessary to investigate the impact on learning of young school children's language usage during collaborative task performance with other autonomous agents. The project determined the appropriate scope of the research, the resources required, and the expertise necessary to conduct the investigation. The focus was on children between 4 and 10 years and children with Asperger syndrome. The long-term aim of the project was to specify a large-scale project aimed at developing computer technology for (1) providing children with an opportunity to explore issues arising during language use in social interactions and (2) providing researchers with tools for investigating the relationship between children's social and communication skills and their learning. The project aimed to bring together researchers from various disciplines in order to provide an integrated view on the research needed to realise the computer technology required.




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