Could the technology really make the difference in helping ASD students?
BitTheSpectrum project believes it could and it’s enthusiastic to work on that.
On 20 April it was held online the kick off meeting where all the partners could know each other more deeply and start debating about the project implementation.
BitTheSpectrum, Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies to Boost Literary and Social Emotion Skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder Students is a project cofunded by Erasmus+ programme that involves the University of Magdeburg, as the coordinator, (Germany), Skill Divers Sociedad Limitada (Spain), 3D Bear Oy (Finlad), Hengitysliitto ry/Ammattiopisto Luovi (Finland) and Accademia IRSEI-APS (Italy).
The consortium is made by educational institutes, NGO and enterprises which will work together bringing different expertise to create new educational tools using augmented and virtual reality to support Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) student learning.
Therefore, the goal of BitTheSpectrum is to let ASD people feel more comfortable in their daily life and in the interaction with the others and more focused during the learning activities.
After a research phase, the first step of the project will consist of a training addressed to educators, teachers and psychologists concerning the use of technology for educational purposes (IO1). Then, partners will proceed developing a methodology (IO2), 30 exercises using AR (IO3), 5 VR exercises (IO4) and leading a study of impact (IO5).
During the meeting, partners agreed on the need of a internal workshop to know more about augmented and virtual reality and they confirmed the date and the place of the first transnational partner meeting: the end of May in Magdeburg.