SPACE makes a case for interdisciplinary research on Malayalam computing

 SPACE made a presentation at the one day Malayalam Computing workshop jointly organised by Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University and Kerala State IT Mission on February 8 2013, at Padmam Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr Rijoy V from SPACE spoke about the need for a concerted but interdisciplinary research initiative for making Malayalam more web compliant. 

Psychiatry Department students visit Insight

20 PG students led by Dr. Nazeer, Social Scientist, Psychiatry Department of Medical College Thiruvananthapuram visited Insight centre at Murinjapalam as a part of their commmunity work on 31 January 2013. Mr. Arun M, Executive Director of SPACE briefed them about the  objectives of Insight and also about the free software used in the centre. Mrs Nila, explained the activities carried out at the centre. The visitors learned first hand how individualised educational plans are carried out for each child at the centre and the methods and approaches of the teachers.

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Training for special teachers of Rotary Institute

Training was organised for the teachers of the Vazhuthacaud based Rotary Institute for Children in Need of Special Care at Insight centre, Murinjapalam on 18 January 2013. The trainees were Mrs. Renuka V.S., Mrs. Jino P.Jose and Mrs. Rani. Five sessions were were held as part of the training. In the first session, Mrs. Lethi gave an introduction to free software used at the centre and explained all the activities in GCompris. The second session was handled by Mrs. Kavitha and she covered Childsplay and PysyCache. Mrs. Sulekha dealt with KLettres, Tux typing and Tux Math. Mrs. Shilpa demonstrated the activities in starfall.com and Jacobs lesson.

ICT training at Wayanad - second phase

In the second phase of the training for students at the Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Kalpetta, held on 12- 13 January 2013, document creation, malayalam typing, image capturing etc., were explained. After this programme, the students are expected to conduct study on the bio-diversity, rituals and traditions of their native land and later record them using ICTs.

Two day workshop on “ICT for Children with Special needs” at Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli.

SPACE conducted a two day workshop on “ICT for Children with Special needs” at the Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Special Education, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli on 10th & 11th January 2013. Around 20 post graduate students from the department attended the programme.
Mr. Rijoy and Mr. Deepuraj from SPACE introduced and explained ICT tools in free software which are used by the visually challenged and autistic students.

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Thu, 2013-01-10

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