Dyslexia International

Organisation: 
Dyslexia International
Amount: 
USD 140,000
Purpose: 

To develop a “virtual” international campus
to disseminate information about dyslexia.
Dyslexia International, based in Brussels,
has a two-year plan to develop courses for
teachers and educational policy makers in
the six UNESCO languages and to produce
materials in print and on CD-ROM for
countries with limited internet access.
The courses aim to make dyslexia and
interventions to address it available to
teachers worldwide.

Programme: 
Learning Differences
Sub-programme: 
Learning Differences
Country: 
Belgium
Year Awarded: 
2011
Start Date: 
01-Apr-11
End Date: 
31-Mar-13
Duration: 
24 months
Grant Number: 
OCAY-11-172

Dyslexia International’s e-campus provides teacher preparation materials in six UNESCO languages

 

Most countries have legislation concerning obligatory and free primary school education, but provisions for children who struggle with reading and writing are scant. If policies exist, they are often not put into practice even when ratified by national officials.

 

Based in Brussels, Belgium, Dyslexia International is addressing this need by establishing an e-Campus to provide teachers with access to research on: dyslexia and brain functioning; evidence-based practices for supporting learners; and a means of connecting to a professional learning community. The e-Campus is designed to serve two main user groups: 1) education authorities and policy makers, who can use the portal to share information on national training resources, statistics and the latest scientific research; and 2) teachers and trainers, who can access free courses and materials.

 

All users have access to: a “virtual” lecture hall, where they can find a range of training courses and presentations and news of Dyslexia International’s online conferences; a library for publications; a film and software library; a laboratory; a press room; and a test centre. In addition, all materials are available on disc or hard copy to accommodate those regions without reliable broadband internet access. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish “departments” will also be developed by education experts in literacy and learning difficulties. Other amenities will be offered as the e-Campus develops in pace with new technologies.

 

From our Annual Report 2011, page 74

 


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