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