I’m really happy to announce that with my colleagues Richard Hotte (TELUQ/LICEF), Emmanuel Duplàa (UOttawa) and Michael Gardoni (ETS), we received from the MITACS and the IT company Datawind Inc. a funding of 200k$ for a project on the development of learning mobile application dedicated to the children of developing countries. Here is the official press release. The team around this project includes 2 Postdocs, 5 Ph.D. and 2 master students.
In this project, I will more specifically work on the design and the evaluation of children-tablet interactions based on the learning scenarios developed by the project team. These interaction designs will be context-aware and adapted to the capabilities of the learners (i.e. children).
DATAWIND is a leading provider of wireless web access products and services. Based on several international patents, DATAWIND’s breakthrough technologies solve the bandwidth limitations of cellular networks by accelerating content delivery by factors of 10x to 30x – resulting in a superior mobile web experience at a lower cost. Most recently, DATAWIND’s Aakash/UbiSlate tablets have received worldwide attention, as the company executes a vision to empower the next 3 billion people with computing and internet access. (Official description!)