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October 2014 Training & Outreach Update

2014 October 30
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by jnoblitt

Next DIAGRAM Webinar: Haptics!

Title:                Integrating Haptic Feedback to Enhance Learning Materials
Date:                TBD
Presenter:      Markku Hakkinen, Educational Testing Service

What is haptics, you ask? It’s a super-cool tactile feedback technology that simulates the sense of touching physical features on a flat, tablet screen.  Don’t miss this session with haptics researchers Markku Hakkinen of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and others as they update us on new ways that haptic feedback can enhance learning materials. Hear the results of new DIAGRAM-funded research that builds upon existing research at ETS in tablet-based haptic display of graphical information and extends it to explore the inclusion of this technology to eTextBooks.

Editor’s note: this post originally indicated a webinar date of December 11, but it will be rescheduled for early 2015.

Outreach Working Group Update

The DIAGRAM Outreach Working Group met on October 9, 2014 to discuss the refreshed strategic goals for 2015. At center stage was a new goal for the group, determining metrics of success so that we can more meaningfully articulate our impact. We are delighted that for our next quarterly meeting in December (date TBD) DIAGRAM program evaluator Maureen Hawes will join the discussion to give us her insights on this important topic. Contact Outreach Working Group Chair Julie Noblitt at julien [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information or have ideas for discussion. See the DIAGRAM Outreach Working Group wiki for past meeting notes.

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